The City of Toronto will recognize the United Nations’ Decade for People of African Descent with an event that reaffirms the city’s commitment to its Confronting Anti-Black Racism Plan. Mayor John Tory and Deputy City Manager Giuliana Carbone will join poet and playwright George Elliott Clarke and MC Bonde, host of the African Groove on G98.7 FM, to also acknowledge March 25 as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
The event will be taking place on March 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., with the opening remarks beginning at 6 p.m. It will be held at the Toronto City Hall, Members’ Lounge (100 Queen St. W.)
Live performances, a visual art exhibition and a Pan African ceremony will be part of the event’s festivities.
In proclaiming this Decade, the city joins the global community in recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. The Toronto Confronting Anti-Black Racism Plan demonstrates the city’s commitment to the Decade’s themes of recognition, justice and development for people of African descent.