The BCRC presents, “Living History: 100 Years of Black History, Culture and Heritage”

The BCRC invites you to attend its Community Forum for the project “Living History: 100
Years of Black History, Culture and Heritage”. The event will be held on Wednesday, October
24, 2018, from 5 pm to 7 pm at the U.N.I.A situated at 2741 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC
H3J 1N9

Montreal International Black Film Festival

The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital

screens in Montreal, Canada at the Montreal Black Film Festival
on September 29th
at the Cinémathèque Québécoise
335 Boul de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2X

Voter Prep Workshop

Come out and join us in our voter prep workshop taking place Friday 28th September 2018, 12:00 pm. The workshop is a part of a series of workshops being offered through our Seniors Program and is open to anyone who wants to participate. We will be building awareness about the upcoming elections, reviewing how to vote and what the whole electoral process means to our democratic society.  Voting on October 1st 2018 is critical to the future of Quebec.

Location: 6767 Cote-des-Neiges, Suite 497

Living History – Information session

The Black Community Resource Centre invites you to participate in our project “Living History: 100 Years of Black History, Culture and Heritage.” We will be creating 15 Memoryscapes of sites, organizations, and landmarks of cultural and historical significance to the English-speaking Black community of Montréal. These oral histories enable the listener to experience the hidden history of a place by listening to the memories of past and present inhabitants, while also documenting and celebrating the significant contributions of the Black Anglo community. The project will use cultural geography, documentation, and audio history approaches to observing, recording, and videotaping the history of English-speaking Blacks in Montréal since 1900.

If you are interested in additional information or the possibility of participating in this project please attend the information session or email us at livinghistory@bcrcmontreal.com

Annual Charles Drew Blood Drive

The time has come again for BCRC’s annual Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive!

BCRC’s Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive arose out of a shared need with Héma-Québec to increase the number of blood donations from the black community. The black community faces shortages with the growing number of Sickle-Cell, kidney disease, and other conditions requiring blood and tissue matching.  BCRC agreed to partner with Héma-Québec to encourage blacks to give for their community’s needs. Events like this help promote engagement and involvement in these communities.  Our goal is to acquire over 100 donors this year.

Please come, bring a friend and give 15 minutes to save someone’s life by giving blood.

Details:

Date: Friday May 18th, 2018

Time: 2:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: 6767 Chemin de la Côte des Neiges

Rendez-Vous With Home BTW Presentation

Black Theatre Workshop is proud to present Rendez-vous With Home written and performed by Djennie Laguerre, and directed by Dayane Ntibarikure. Rendez-Vous with home is the story of sisters Josephine and Suzette, who are sent by their mother on a trip to Haiti to bury their father, a man they barely knew. Josephine, who has scant memories of her father, is anxious. Suzette, on the other hand, has no memories of her father and considers the trip an all-expenses paid vacation. But what the two sisters experience in Haiti proves to be more moving than they had expected – a journey of discovery combined with love, humour, and Haitian oral and dance traditions.

This production is being presented in both official languages – schools may select a performance in either English or French!

Seniors Knitting Group

Come  out and join us every Friday from 10 a.m – 12 p.m. for our Seniors Knitting Group!

Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive and Bar-B-Que

The time has come again for BCRC’s annual Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive!  Again this year we will be having a Bar-B-Que for our donors.

BCRC’s Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive arose out of a shared need with Héma-Québec to increase the number of blood donations from the black community. The black community faces shortages with the growing number of Sickle-Cell, kidney disease, and other conditions requiring blood and tissue matching.  BCRC agreed to partner with Héma-Québec to encourage blacks to give for their community’s needs. Events like this help promote engagement and involvement in these communities.  Our goal is to acquire over 100 donors this year.

Please come, bring a friend and give 15 minutes to save someone’s life by giving blood.

Details:

Date: Friday May 19th, 2017

Time: 2:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: 6767 Chemin de la Côte des Neiges

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

The organizing committee of the Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive invites all citizens to give blood on Friday, May 27th, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Community Resource Centre located at 6767 Côte-des-Neiges Road in Montréal.

This fifth Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive is being held in collaboration with various community organizations. The team of volunteers hopes to welcome large numbers of donors from all communities and remind everyone that just one blood donation can help save many lives. You can truly make a difference!

The collective blood supply belongs to all Quebecers. Knowing that there is a 60% probability that a person will require a blood transfusion some time in his or her life, blood drive organizers are appealing to the generosity of the population to maintain the blood supply at an adequate level. Each year, approximately 80,000 patients require blood products to regain their health.

Do you want to share your good health? What a wonderful way to help your community! Learn more about donor eligibility criteria by visiting the BLOOD DONATION section on Héma-Québec’s Web site (www.hema-quebec.qc.ca), or call our Donor Services at 1 800 847-2525.

All material used to collect blood is new, sterile and destroyed after use, so there is no danger of contracting a disease by giving blood.

About Dr. Charles Drew

Dr. Charles Drew was an African-American physician, surgeon and researcher. He studied at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine in Montréal where he specialized in physiological anatomy. Recognized as the inventor of blood banks, he founded the American Red Cross blood bank, among others. His system of preserving plasma helped revolutionize the medical profession. Dr. Drew died from injuries suffered in a car accident in 1950, at the peak of his career, but his genius was not forgotten.

Hema Quebec salutes BCRC for their recognition of Dr. Drew’s genius during their Annual Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive.

Information: BCRC: 514-342-2247

The Solo Play: Beautiful

The Solo Play: Beautiful by Jozanne Marie
Jozanne Marie is a Jamaican born actress who now makes Los Angeles home. Her solo play is a testament to the experience that people of Caribbean heritage will readily relate to but touches on issues that affects us all. The play highlights, abuse, and touches on mental illness.
This play will be presented on Saturday May 14th, showtimes: 3pm & 8pm
Tickets can be purchased online www.eventbrite.ca or call Aisha Delpeche 514-582-47424742