Performing Diaspora

Performing Diaspora is the innovative flagship project of the Harriet Tubman Institute. Through Performing Diaspora, the Institute’s goal is to strengthen the understanding and leadership necessary to develop prosperous, harmonious multicultural communities.

Performing Diaspora is a celebration of Africanist expressive culture at York University and in the neighbouring community at Jane and Finch (also known as Black Creek). Beginning with the commemoration of Black History month, this series of workshops, presentations, artist talks and community events serves as a catalyst to bring the university and community together to celebrate and engage with African and African Diaspora arts and culture.

Performing Diaspora’s wide range of events and activities will animate venues at York University and Yorkgate Mall. This program will reveal, through the power of the performing arts, the history and culture of Africa and its Diaspora.