Roots of Freedom Festival (Day 1)

23oct7:00 pm8:30 pmRoots of Freedom Festival (Day 1)

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The Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH) and Oakville Museum welcome you to the 7th annual Roots of Freedom Festival. Everyone who participates in this fun-filled two-day festival will leave with a better understanding of the important role Oakville and Halton played in the historical transition from slavery to freedom. Free admission. Donations appreciated.

Day 1: October 23, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Rd

Guest speaker Karolyn Smardz Forst, a Canadian historian and author of the award winning book I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land.
African drumming by internationally acclaimed artist Muhtadi.
Gospel performance by talented Toronto-based singer and pianist John Campbell.

Day 2: October 24, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Oakville Museum, 8 Navy Street

October 24, 5 to 8:30 p.m.Location: Oakville Museum, 8 Navy Street
Take a guided walking tour of sites in Downtown Oakville that have historic ties to the Underground Railroad.
Participate in a community drum circle with Evolving Families.
Visit the Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville’s Black History, an exhibit that tells the stories of many of the African-American families who settled in Oakville and were important to the development of our community.
View The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom multi-media presentation. In this exciting presentation, the ghost of Deborah Brown tells the true story of her heroic flight from a life of slavery in Maryland to her new life of freedom in 19th-century Toronto.



(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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