The Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators 3rd Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario on April 21st and 22nd, 2017.

THEME: Re-Imagining education: Inspiring leaders & fostering community to achieve powerful outcomes

To register, please click on the link below or visit:

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: ONABSE members, supporters, directors, superintendents, principals, school board members, education human resource professionals, deans, professors, education department heads, administrative/educational support staff, teachers, parents, curriculum specialists, students, employers, job seekers and any individual or organization concerned about the education of our province's children. 

For additional information on the conference and vendor/sponsor opportunities, please email conference@onabse.org

This winter, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) and Black Artist’s Network Dialogue (BAND) team up to present a season of shows titled Power to the People: Photography and Video of Repression and Black Protest. These exhibitions explore the historical and ongoing struggle for justice between people of colour and police forces representing the state.


On view at the Ryerson Image Centre, January 18 – April 9, 2017:


Attica USA 1971: Images and Sounds of a Rebellion

Including extraordinary photo-reportage alongside a range of popular art, this exhibition recounts the notorious 1971 insurrection at Attica Correctional Facility in western New York State, and the multivalent cultural response that followed. The exhibition is co-produced by Le Point du Jour (Cherbourg, France), with generous support at the RIC from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York.


Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star

Dawoud Bey’s photographic portraits commemorating the victims of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, are contextualized alongside photojournalistic prints from the RIC’s Black Star Collection.


Adam Pendleton: My Education, A Portrait of David Hilliard

Revisiting a 1968 gun battle between California police and America’s Black Panther Party, Adam Pendleton’s video draws on eyewitness accounts to raise questions about an event that continues to reverberate deeply today. Community partner: TIFF.


From the Collection: Sister(s) in the Struggle

This edition of From the Collection features photographs culled from the RIC’s Black Star Collection of photojournalism, showing Angela Davis and Kathleen Cleaver, leading female figures of the Black Panther Party.Also on view in the RIC Student Gallery, January 18 – February 26, 2017:The Darkroom Project: Taloyoak, 1972–1973Presented by the students of the Ryerson University’s Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management (MA), The Darkroom Project aims to provide a counter-narrative on the photographic representation of Indigenous peoples, Inuit women in particular. The exhibition is co-organized with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), with generous support from the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University.


On view at the Gladstone Hotel (2nd floor), February 2 – 26, 2017:


No Justice, No Peace: From Ferguson to TorontoThe exhibition positions photography at the forefront during an era of heightened global protests against systemic violence by police. No Justice, No Peace features the work of Zun Lee, Jalani Morgan and Nation Cheong who capture the present, build on the past and shape the future through their representation of current activism. Exhibition partner: Gladstone Hotel.


Power to the People is co-presented with BAND and is generously supported by media sponsors Toronto Star and CBC Toronto.


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