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NATIONAL BHM EXPO -Toronto 2020
February 1st, 2020

(GKM 1250 Markham rd)

FREE ADMISSION (only 2 ticketed events), FOOD, WORKSHOPS AND LOTS OF ENTERTAINMENT

interested in volunteering; email: volunteer@bhmexpo.com

2020 BHM EXPO ROAD MAP...!

 

 

 

BHME CELEBRATION CONCERT
FEB 1ST doors open @ 6:30pm
(GKM THEATRE) Ticketed Event

 

 

 

   
  Hoszia Hinds (Barbados) Simona (Quebec) Dale Brown & Truth (Florida, USA) Nate Butler (Atlanta, USA) Rapper "Testament" (Toronto) , Osas (Nigeria) +
      Experience the very best local and special international guest performers, cultural presentations and more
      Community organizations, businesses, political & community leaders make for excellent networking.
 
 

 

BHME SUCCESS SUMMIT
FEB 1ST 12:00PM - 5:00PM
(GKM UPPER ROOMS) Please register free

Topics and Presenters:



  • OPPORTUNITIES IN HOSPITALITY
    Presented by Tony Elenis

    Tony Elenis is President & CEO of the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association, the largest provincial hospitality association in Canada representing approximately 4,000 members and 12,000 establishments in the hospitality sector.

  • FINANCIAL LITERACY
    Presented by World Financial Group (WFG)

    WFG is an organization with a vision to empower families from all backgrounds with the tools they need to have better financial futures.



  • HIP HOP AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
    Presented by Matthew ”Testament” Jones

    Matthew Jones also known as ‘Testament' has been using his natural speaking and performance abilities to empower audiences for over 15 years. Testament has performed all across Canada and internationally in South America and Europe.

    He has appeared on Breakfast Television, CP24, and MTV. He has shared stages with the likes of: Talib Kweli, Naughty by Nature, Biz Markie, GZA of the Wu-Tang clan, Kardinal Official, and more.

    As an artist and entrepreneur Testament is the co- founder of the P.E.A.C.E. movement, People Everywhere Actually Co-existing Equally. He loves to use his passion for music and art as way to communicate with the world.



  • DISTURBING ANTIBLACK RACISM
    Presented by Rodrick Brereton

    Roderick holds a BA in sociology from York University and is the founder of transformational social change group Urban Rez Solutions. As a partner of the popular SAY IT LOUD, Just Think 1 st , R.E.A.L School and Take Back Your World- Navigate Your Life initiatives, Roderick designs and delivers quality sustainable programming. A multitalented, multifaceted individual Roderick is also a Juno award winner.

    The audience will be introduced to the concept of how structures of domination were key to the formation of Canada as a settler-colony. The presentation will also highlight how historical oppression and systemic racism has contributed to current racial inequalities and what society can do to counter anti-Black racism.



  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Presented by Mary Morassutti

    Mary is the visionary founder of the women's business organization H.U.B. Inc, a mentor and an inspiration to everyone she meets; Her energy, passion and enthusiasm is infectious.


  • THE POWER OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH

  • Robert Small is an African-Canadian artist that has revolutionized how Black History Month has been celebrated in Canada. For 26 years, Small has created a poster called “Legacy” that features famous African-Canadians distributed across the country annually. Originally called  The Official Black History Month Poster  this poster has been distributed to thousands of schools, community centers and homes and seen by millions of people annually. The poster is also sold to school boards, community agencies, recreational centres, sectors of the government across the country each year. Small has played a significant part in elevating the awareness of Black History across Canada and internationally through his art.
     
     

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    BHME NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST
    FEB 1ST 9:00AM - 11:00AM
    (GKM MEZZANINE) Ticketed Event

    A non-partisan, non political event offering the opportunity for community leaders, political
    leaders, business leaders,
    religeous leaders and others to come together in a spirit of
    friendship and good will to pray for the city, province and country that God will bless the
    people and leaders.


    Attendees to include:

    • Community Leaders
    • Political Leaders
    • Business Leaders
    • Religious Leaders
       
     
     
     
     
         

    OHRMA
    FEB 1ST 12:00PM - 5:00PM

    Ever thought about a career in the Hospitality incustry. Come learn about the numerous opportunities for employment currently existing in the market.  
         
    KONY FILM SCREENING
    FEB 1ST 12:00PM - 2:00PM
       
         

    BHME INVENTORS MUSEUM
    FEB 1ST 9:00AM - 8:00PM
    (GKM MEZZANINE) Open to the public

    • Displays of historical figures
    • Great inventors display
     
       
    TORONTO POLICE RECRUITERS
    FEB 1ST 9:00AM - 10:00PM
    Open to the public
    • Ever considered a career in law enforcement; meet the toronto police recruitment folks to learn more.
     
         

    COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
    SHOWCASE
    9:00Am-9:00Pm
    Open to the public

    Several community organizations offering a myriad of services.  
         

    KIDS ZONE!
    FEB 1ST 12:00PM - 6:00PM Free child care service

    Leave your kids in the care of our attentive staff while sitting in on some powerful presentations at the Success Summit.

     
         
     

    BHME AFTER PARTY
    (LOCATION DETAILS TBA)

    A fun evening with our BHME team  
     


     

    BHME FOOD FEST
    Feb 1st - 29th 2020
    (multiple restaurant locations)

    African,Caribbean, Afro Latino and other cuisine
    (participating restaurants will be announced soon)
    Click here to learn more

     
         

     

     

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