The Regional Municipality of Durham, in partnership with Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS), City of Pickering, Municipality of Clarington, Canadian Jamaican Club of Oshawa, The Power to Be International, Congress of Black Women - Oshawa/Whitby and DurhamOne will be hosting an in-person event to celebrate Black History Month.

This event, “Together We Rise Durham: Excellence Through the Arts,” is being held on Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. The evening will showcase Black excellence through the arts displaying talent from local artists, engaging the community in discussion and celebrating Canada’s Black communities.

Cameron Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Head and Artistic Director of The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will be providing a keynote address. Cameron is responsible for TIFF's programming and curatorial vision, as well as maintaining relationships with the Canadian and international film industries.

This family-friendly event is open to the public; no RSVP is required. Event details can be found at

Members of the media are invited to attend the event. Media contact:

When:            Thursday, February 2, 2023

Where:          The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street, Oshawa 

Time:             6 to 8 p.m.

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