Emancipation Day at Fanshawe Pioneer VillageCost: Free | 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Venue: Fanshawe Pioneer Village
On August 1st of 1834, the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect for the British Empire. In Canada, communities began holding Emancipation Day events to commemorate the day. In London Ontario, these celebrations often included parades around the core of the city.
Join us this year at 1:00 pm to take part in a parade around the Village grounds and presentations about London's rich Black History.
Fanshawe Pioneer Village
1424 Clarke RoadLondon, ON, N5V 5B9
LBHCC-UWO Emancipation Day CelebrationCost: Free | 6:00 pm
Venue: Stevenson Hall Central Library
Join us for an enlightening and thought-provoking evening of celebration as we commemorate Emancipation Day on August 1, 2023, at the London Public Library Central Branch, Stevenson Hall. This event promises to be both inspiring and educational, shedding light on critical topics related to our history and society. We are delighted to welcome distinguished speakers, Dr. Anton Allahar, who will deliver a discourse titled "Emancipation Without Freedom: Capitalism, Racism, and Social Class," and Carl Cadogan, who will discuss the profound impact of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (Fugitive Slave Chapel) on the fight against racism. Hosted by the London Black History Coordinating Committee and supported by Western University, this event aims to foster meaningful conversations on our collective journey towards true freedom and equality. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with our community and deepen our understanding of our shared past. For more information and to RSVP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!Presented by: UWO, London Black History Coordinating Committee
LBHCC Picnic SundayCost: Free | 2:00 pm 6:00 pm
Venue: Gibbons Park
You are cordially invited to an enriching Picnic Sunday, proudly presented by the London Black History Coordinating Committee. Gather your loved ones and come join us at Gibbons Park on September 10, 2023, from 2 pm to 6 pm. This annual family-friendly gathering promises an afternoon of fun, culture, and togetherness. Pack a delightful picnic, along with your favorite food, plates, utensils, cozy blankets, and comfortable chairs. The festivities are bound to be unforgettable, with an array of exciting music, numerous prizes, and engaging activities for all age groups. Let's celebrate history, heritage, and unity in this scenic location at 2A Grosvenor St, London, ON N6A 1Y4. We look forward to creating cherished memories with you. See you there!Presented by: London Black History Coordinating Committee