CC:MTL Year 1
CC:MTL is an all access weekend that celebrates the voices of innovative BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) in Canada. CC:MTL brings creatives together for conversations, hang outs, performances and parties. This festival is a chance to kick back, relax, inspire and be inspired. Arts, academia and popular culture will come together for an unforgettable weekend!
DAY ONE: Friday August 19th
(12 PM - Doors Open)
Opening Ceremony/Clap Back
Moderated by Nènè + Co-hosted by Keesha
The Clap Back is a space to informally discuss everything from pop culture phenomena to divisive political issues as we sip tea/coffee and stuff our faces with pastries!
This time we’ll be exploring the tension between (in)visibility + identity + culture as we celebrate the launch of CC:MTL
Opening of Pop Up Shop
Featuring books + zines + designs + illustrations
Up Close + Personal
A series of performances that play on the themes of immersion and vulnerability
Live Recording of Two Hungry Children Ep.7
Curated/Moderated by Madelyne Beckles + Kalale Dalton + Cason Sharpe
A conversation on love and its various manifestations
DAY TWO: Saturday August 20th
(12PM - Doors Open)
Free Your Mind!
Panel Curated/Moderated by the Centre for Gender Advocacy
A conversation on the individual and collective liberation of minds.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Table Read of Blacks Don’t Bowl
A reading of Vadney Haynes’ play exploring stereotypes and identity
Hosted by Keesha + Nènè
A celebration of the voices that inspired CC:MTL + a preview of forthcoming conversations/collaborations
Official After Party ft. Surprise Guests
Sounds by up and coming artists + one last chance to enjoy each other’s presence as we conclude the festival
Never Apart x CC:MTL present: Day Play 7
Pool party featuring sounds by Rick Wilhite + Kris Guilty + Francis Oak