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News Release: January 29, 2020

Our Voices, Our Journeys Community Exhibition launches at PAMA for Black History Month

Brampton, ON (Wednesday, Jan. 29) – On February 17, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) will introduce Our Voices, Our Journeys: Black Communities in Peel featuring leaders from the North Peel Community Church (NPCC). This unique exhibition and oral history project combine powerful and personal stories from community members about their journeys to Caledon. Showcasing personal objects – books, clothing, photographs – that carry special historic meaning to these individuals. The exhibit enriches our shared understanding of Black community experiences in Canada and explores the lasting relationships among people and the places and objects close to their hearts.

Members of the congregation at North Peel Community Church (NPCC) in Caledon

Exhibition reception: To be announced

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“When we first heard about this project and exhibit, we were delighted. It was totally unexpected, a new way of thinking about our congregation, a new way to preserve and share our history.” Kevin Munro, North Peel Community Church (NPCC) leader.

“It’s an exciting moment to build this partnership with the North Caledon Community Church, and with communities across Peel. Our region has a rich heritage, and the important stories we share now through these exhibits (in this gallery) will be meaningful well into the future.” Sam Cronk, PAMA Sr. Curator, Museum.

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

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Erin Fernandes
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PAMA
D: 905-791-4055, ext. 7596
M: 416-312-3425