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Pointe-Claire invites the community to celebrate Black History Month

The Mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Tim Thomas, and the members of City Council invite citizens to celebrate Black History Month with a wide variety of cultural offerings.

On February 1, 2007, an act to proclaim February Black History Month came into effect in Québec to mark the historic contribution of Black communities to Québec society and highlight this annual event. Since 2021, Pointe-Claire has been committed to making this month an opportunity to celebrate the richness of our community by getting to better know the past and present players from Black communities, in particular through their prolific cultural achievements. All year long, our cultural programming will invite you to discover concerts and performances on this subject.

The City of Pointe-Claire takes great pride in highlighting Black History Month. Our community is proud of its diversity and inclusiveness, and would like to give all of its members an opportunity to shine. We invite each and every one of you to take advantage of the programming, featuring works by members of the Black communities. Discover an artist, writer, photographer or filmmaker or actor, and learn more about their culture and history, where they came from and how they have contributed to our society.

Diversified programming

Several cultural offerings have been developed by the Culture, Sports, Leisure and Community Development Department, including books, films and an exhibit.

Bibliographies and displays at the Central Library
  • For the family: Kenbe La, Until We Win. Directed by Montrealer Will Prosper who poetically captures the connection between Montréal and Haiti. Watch it for free on the National Film Board
  • Ninth Floor, Mina Shum. A documentary about an accusation of racism at a Montréal university in 1969.
  • Show Girls, Meilan Lam. This film celebrates Montréal’s Black jazz musicians from the 1920s to the 1960s.
  • A Memory Forgotten: A Generation Sacrificed, Martine Duviella. This short documentary retraces the militant past of the director’s parents, exiled from Haiti in 1957 when dictator François Duvalier took power. In the cafés of Côte-des-Neiges they dream with other exiles about recreating their country.
Filmography and bibliography

Tribute to Sidney Poitier, 1927 to 2022.
Rewatch the classics of this major actor and read about his history with this list compiled by the Library.

Virtual exhibition: Blackity

Presented by Artexte, curated by Joana Joachim
The exhibition Blackity delineates the trajectory of contemporary Black Canadian art, as portrayed by the Artexte collection between the 1970s and the 2010s. The exhibition is presented online at https://www.artexte.art/en/blackity and on site until June 23, 2022 (please visit Artexte’s website for all updates regarding their reopening).

To find out more about Black History Month, visit this site: Government of Canada – Black History Month


Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca