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Black Women Connect! Book Club

Black Women Connect! Book Club

Our Book Club focuses on celebrating Black Literature, Sisterhood and the love of reading.

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Sisters in The City

Sisters in The City

Monthly events in Toronto: dinner, art, performances , movies. Make friends. Connect. Have Fun!

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Books & Bruch, October 10 2019

Join us for our  2019 Books & Brunch event!  Cocktails, music, fantastic food, curated gifts,  and the opportunity to meet acclaimed Toronto Black Writers. Created by Black Women For Black Women so that Black women in Toronto  can come together in a luxury setting surrounded by amazing women, good food and an abundance of #blackgirlmagic. Buy Tickets: Meet

Black Women Connect Brunch

Our Brunch is designed specifically to celebrate and connect beautiful black women and ensure they have a wonderful time including gourmet food, carefully crafted coctails, fabulous music, engaging authors and speakers. We are bringing together a community of Black Women with a love of living their best life, fashion, booze, beauty, coctails and of course books in a supportive, fun and elegant setting. Allowing them to network in a safe haven where they can chill, chat and connect meaningfully with each other.

Goodreads Challenge: Things Are Good Now by Djamila Ibrahim

My goal is to read 250 books as part of the Goodreads challenge for 2019. I recently completed Book #3 of 250 books in 2019! I found this little book called Things Are Good Now, released last year by Djamila Ibrahim. She is an Ethiopian-born writer who moved to Canada in 1990. This book is

Black Women Connect! Book Club 2019 Reading List

We have an exciting reading list for 2019! From black science fiction, to historical dramas to biographies, we have books of all genres and styles to interest various readers. We look forward to you attending our book club meetings and social event sin 2019! January  Washington Black – Esi Edugyan February  Becoming – Michelle Obama

January Book Club Meeting

Black Women Connect! Book Club January 2019 Meeting will be held on January 25th at 7:00 PM. 791 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario. January book: Washington Black by Esi Eduygyan    About the book: Booker Prize Carnegie Medal Finalist Giller Prize, Canada Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize About the Book A dazzling, original novel

October Book Club Meeting - Brother by David Chariandy

October Book Club Meeting – Brother by David Chariandy

The Black Women Connect Book Club October Book Selection is:  Brother by David Chariandy An intensely beautiful, searingly powerful, tightly constructed novel, Brother explores questions of masculinity, family, race, and identity as they are played out in a Scarborough housing complex during the sweltering heat and simmering violence of the summer of 1991. With shimmering

September Book Club Meeting: Small Island by Andrea Levy

Black Women Book Club pick for September is Small Island. Small Island is an international bestseller. It won the Orange Prize for Fiction, The Orange Prize for Fiction: Best of the Best, The Whitbread Novel Award, The Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. It has now been adapted for the

Happy Emancipation Day - The Black Women Network

Happy Emancipation Day

Happy Emancipation Day!   “The Black community has been present in Ontario for more than 300 years. The year 2008 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Ontario Black History Society, which is dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of the history of Ontario’s Black community, and the 40th anniversary of the

March Newsletter

Welcome to Spring and to our March Newsletter! During Women’s History Month, it is great to read our March book Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, the first woman to win the National Book Award twice for Fiction. “I like to think I know what death is,” Ward begins in Sing, Unburied, Sing. “I like to think it’s something I

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This year the theme is #pressforprogress. “Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.” You can view more about International Women’s Day and this year’s theme at For

black women connect book club february meeting

February Book Club Meeting

  Thank you to all the Queens who came out last night, the discussion of The Hate U Give was powerful and somewhat heartbreaking to me. Specifically, as I listen to us talk about the outright racism and microaggressions that we face on an almost daily basis I remember Khalil saying that “Thug Life” refers

January Book Club Meeting

  Oh what a night! Thank you everyone who came out last night, it was so beautiful. I loved the energy in the room, the thoughtful discussion of the book including your amazing insights. Many thanks to our Brunch planning committee for the great ideas (we will share details shortly), thanks to all for the

January 2018 – Book Club Selection

Black Women Connect Book Club Selection for January is Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin. Go Tell It on the Mountain is James Baldwin’s first and to some critics his greatest novel. Like much of Baldwin’s writing, it draws heavily on his own intense childhood experiences with religious doubt, racism, sexual ambivalence, and a