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News release: February 3, 2021

Celebrate Black History Month with PAMA this February

BRAMPTON, ON (February 3, 2021) – PAMA is excited to celebrate Black History Month virtually this February with online exhibitions and our PAMA Talks series. Though our facilities remain closed due to COVID-19, PAMA strives to create an accessible, safe space for the diverse communities of Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga and beyond to come together and celebrate arts and culture. PAMA’s mandate is to be a place where Peel communities see themselves reflected and actively contribute to building a ‘Community for Life'.

Virtual Exhibitions

When Night Stirred at Sea: Contemporary Caribbean Art
On now until Feb. 21
This exhibition brings together works by several English Caribbean artists working at home (Trinidad and Jamaica) and in the diaspora (Canada, USA and the UK) to reflect on the breadth of contemporary aesthetic practices within the broader Caribbean community. The grouping of works explores a variety of urgent and common themes of identity, colonization as well as social activism and justice that connect all of humanity in our current global condition. 

Our Voice, Our Journeys: Black Communities in Peel
On now
This exhibition is a celebration of one of many Black communities in the region of Peel. It highlights the personal journeys of leaders and mentors from the North Peel Community Church congregation. Their photos and objects illustrate stories of immigration, resilience, and family life, and how they established a community of faith in Caledon.

Special Online Events

PAMA Talks: Our Voices, Our Journeys
Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.
Celebrate Black History Month and the resilience shared by one of the many Black communities of Peel in a group discussion about our newest online exhibition: Our Voices, Our Journeys. Join a panel of community members as they discuss the growth of their vibrant community around the North Peel Community Church, projects they have been working on to celebrate Black History on a wider scale and ways the community has stayed connected during COVID-19. Reserve your spot now.

Caribbean Connections: The Black Atlantic
Thursday Feb 25, 7 p.m.
Please join special guests from the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre Cynthia Dorrington, Site Manager and Graham Nickerson, Board Member. Learn stories linking Canada to the Caribbean and the Caribbean to the World. Reserve your spot now.

Media contacts

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Specialist
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Tel: 416-312-3425

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.