As part of Black History Month, CaPSL presents a community event organized with the Black Community Resource Centre (BCRC). Standing on Their Shoulders is an initiative to highlight, preserve, and pass on the Black, English-Speaking history of Montreal’s Little Burgundy district and engage Black youth to reflect on this heritage through the creation of a series of short videos.
Little Burgundy, in the South West of Montreal, was the first home of the city’s Black community, which centred itself there in the late 1800s. Standing on Their Shoulders has passed on this history through workshops, walking tours, discussion groups, and through the creation of 20 short films by Black youth. These 20 outstanding creative workswill be presented as a multi-media installation exhibit at CaPSL on February 13, 2017 – February 20, 2017, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
CaPSL Exhibition Lab LB 671, J.W. McConnell Building (1400 De Maisonneuve W.), Sir George Williams Campus