The Black Bridge Commitment: Aspects of Immigration from the Caribbean to Canada

  • On March 6, 2024 at 7:00PM
  • Central library Find address
  • Free admission
  • In English
  • To access videoconferences: Registration required, before 4 p.m. on the day of the lecture, by e-mail (indicate the title and date of the lecture, along with your e-mail address), or by telephone at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. 

This conference will feature excerpts from the novel The Black Bridge Commitment, followed by a discussion period. By exploring the economic, historical, and cultural context of the fictional community of Backbridge, Trinidad, the audience will experience the rich cultural heritage of the country, strongly influenced by its residents, who are not only descendants of slaves, but also immigrants from other Caribbean islands. Focus will then shift to the dynamics of Caribbean immigrant culture in Toronto and how, in Quebec, it is impacted by Indigenous and Francophone realities.

With Carlyle Hutchinson