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 effected 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 the actions of these women have shaped our lives in Canada.

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

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In person (available in Ottawa from March 27-31, 2023) 

One performance: 1 hour $820 + HST

$1.50 per each additional participant up to 350 participants.

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

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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