6 virtual Black History Month events coming to Montreal

Feb 1 2021, 1:00 pm

Happy Black History Month! This is as good a time as any to support local Black-owned businesses in Montreal and to spread awareness within your entourage about the fight for racial equality. It should be a month of inclusivity, openness, and learning.

Stumped as to what you can do to celebrate and support your community? Rest assured, Montreal is seeing through that this month is filled with events and activities to keep the BHM spirit alive and well. Here are six Legault-approved events and activities to honour the occasion.

Soundbites at the Phi Centre


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The Phi Centre is offering an immersive culinary experience you can enjoy from home, showcasing two local Black-owned restaurants, le Virunga and Pikliz. Order one of the restaurants’ table d’hĂ´te and an audio experience to-go where the chefs will share their captivating stories.

When: Until March 31st
For more information: Website

Sit down for a screening of “Ninth Floor”…

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We remember the Concordia riots as a turning point in the fight for racial equality in Montreal. Looking back on our city’s Black history, the University of Toronto is hosting a Zoom screening of “Ninth Floor, a documentary that lays out the events of February 1969.

When: February 12, 12 pm to 2 pm
For more information: Website

… or have a look through the National Film Board’s Black Communities Playlist

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Journey to Justice/National Film Board

With 29 films about Black history and culture in Canada, the National Film Board has got you covered for your next movie night. From short films to feature-length movies, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

For more information: Website

Indulge during Montreal’s first Festival for African Gastronomy

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Festival de la Gastronomie Africaine/Facebook

Looking to expand your culinary horizons? The first edition of the Festival for African Gastronomy is helping Montreal discover the continent’s rich flavours. Along with online programming on its social media, the FestiGa has partnered with various African food businesses around the island to provide discounted prices on their menus.

When: February 27 and 28
For more information: Website

Attend the Black Theatre Workshop’s Poetry JAM


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The Black Theatre Workshop’s 50th season is now on, and they’re hosting a poetry jam for Black History Month. They’ll be posting more details on their website and on their Facebook page throughout the month.

When: February 2021
For more information: Website


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