Noir et Fier
A series of public events | An initiative by Wilgis Agossa
This February, in honour of Black History Month, Wilgis Agossa brings back the second edition of the Noir et Fier (Black and Proud) initiative in the TCM gallery. A long-time dream, this exhibition revisits a part of Black history. Each week you can participate in an event that will allow you to learn about and celebrate Black culture and the people and identifying as Black in our communities. Like last year, Théâtre Cercle Molière will once again host a photo exhibit which will explore a new world, questioning the need for inclusion and the notion of belonging. Stay tuned, more details will be announced soon!
After his arrival to Canada from Benin over ten years ago, Wilgis Agossa has integrated himself by embracing Manitoban culture and accepting of his neighbors’ differences. This is what Noir et Fier (Black and Proud) conveys: an open door on inclusion through the sharing of stories, cultures, voices. Each face, like thousands of others, looks for its own space on that log by the fire, to get to know each other and to share their story. So that it becomes part of common history.
“I wish that the time is now for all of us, regardless of our backgrounds, to break down barriers. It is time to make room for our neighbors and to recognize in the other a brother, a sister, a friend, a neighbor. Noir et Fier (Black and Proud) is an exhibit that represents who I am from a cultural and historical perspective, but also gives visibility to others whose stories may resonate with each of us.” – Wilgis Agossa
An initiative of : Wilgis Agossa
Co-produced by : Théâtre Cercle Molière