For the first time in the history of Quebec and Canada, Montreal will host the inaugural International Black Women’s Exposition or the Salon Internationale de la Femme Noire.
The IBWE aims to celebrate black women and their influence throughout different generations and act as a resource to meet the needs of black and mixed women from a Canadian standpoint.
The event studies the contributions of black and mixed women of the past and present who paved the way for empowerment.
The first edition will pay homage to Viola Desmond, a civil rights pioneer and the first black woman on a Canadian banknote.
Pre-sale tickets are available for $20 online or at the door for full price at $30.
The exposition will offer its guest snacks in the morning and a lunch in the late afternoon.
When: Saturday, June 2
Time: 9 am – 7 pm
Where: Place Bonaventure, 800 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest
Admission: $20 – $30