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Intersections of Blackness and Disability: A Heritage to Celebrate a Future to Build

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) and Community Partners are pleased to invite you to our virtual celebration of 

At the intersections of Blackness and Disability: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build


Description: Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities. While the 2024 theme for Black History Month is: “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build”, this event represents both an opportunity to engage in open dialogue and a commitment to learning more about the lived experiences of Black and Disabled communities in Toronto.


Disabled speakers from the Black community will share their knowledge and experiences about the legacies of Black people with Disabilities, community resistance in Toronto, and answer the question: What would a Toronto that prioritizes Blackness and Disability Justice look like?


Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join. Those of us who are not Black are encouraged to listen and learn from the expertise and vision of our speakers.


When: Monday February 26, 2024, 1:00-2:30PM Eastern Time (Canada)

Access Supports: ASL-English interpretation and CART Captioning will be provided.


If you require any access accommodations, please let us know in the Access Accommodation section of the registration by Feb 21, 2024.


Register in advance for this meeting at: 




1) Introductions to the Black History Month Theme 2024

2) Black Disabled community speakers: What does a Toronto that centres Blackness and Disability Justice look like?

3) Question and Answers

4) Resources


If you need assistance with registering, please e-mail robin.simmons@cilt.ca or call 416-599-2458 ext. 293. Please note, you will not be able to join the session without registering first. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


February 26
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm




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