Things My Fore-Sisters Saw






In-Person, Online

Number of participants

In-person: 300, Video: 500, Online Q&A: 60


Black Legacy, North American History


Seniors, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

About this program

Participants will meet four women of African descent who affected significant social change in Canada: Marie-Joseph Angelique, a slave in Montreal; Rose Fortune, the first policewoman in North America; Mary-Ann Shad, educator and journalist and Viola Desmond who wouldn’t give in to segregation. Participants will understand how these women affected change in Canada and how their actions have shaped our lives.

(Grades 5 – 6 with with pre-performance preparation)

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In person (available in Ottawa from February 21-24, 2023) 

One performance: 1 hour $820 + HST

Travel and accommodation fees will be added for engagements beyond Southwestern, Western Ontario, and Ottawa.

Combine 1 performance of Harriet is My Hero with 1 performance of The Spirit of Harriet Tubman or Things My Fore- Sisters Saw in same half day: $1120 + HST* Included in these fees is $50 to support the artist’s travel expenses


Online Video On Demand

One performance: 65 minutes video + 20 minute Q& A session $470

One performance: 65 minutes video + 60 minute Q& A session $570

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