- Sep 23 2021
- 14:00 - 15:00
MontréaLisons: Rito Joseph in conversation with Webster about the book “Grain of Sand”
French / Open to all / Free / Registration required
Description: As part of the MontréaLisons campaign, Rito Joseph suggested Webster’s Grain of Sand as a must-read. It is the story of Olivier Le Jeune, the first slave in Canada whose difficult life merges with the tumultuous history of New France. Why this book? What resonance does it have with current efforts to better recognize and appreciate the importance of black communities in Quebec and Montreal?
We invite you to participate in this informative and inspiring conversation between two committed people, taking place in the context of Peace Days.
Rito Joseph is a lecturer and historical guide. He merges culture, history, arts and music, and offers people a unique way to deepen their knowledge of the Afro-descendant community and their ancestors.
Rapper Webster regularly lectures on a multitude of subjects, including his favorite theme, slavery and the history of the Afro-descendant presence in Quebec and Canada since the days of New France. In order to better disseminate this information, he created Qc History X, a guided tour of Quebec City examining this largely unknown part of our history.