Viola Desmond Day: Journey to Justice and Nancy's Workshop

Special Event
  • Viola Desmond
  • a girl adjusting her hair
  • a man with a hat looking at the camera
  • a girl getting her hair styled
  • a man with glasses in a suit


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Nov 8, 2022 4:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Roger McTair
Aïcha Diop


Honour Viola Desmond day with a free community screening that celebrates her history and impact on culture today. Learn about Desmond and her fellow Black Canadians who championed civil rights in court in Roger McTair’s Journey to Justice. An activist, and pioneer in the Black beauty industry, Desmond opened the doors to the first beauty college in Halifax for Black students, and helped blaze a trail for Nancy’s Workshop. Enjoy an intimate Sunday at Nancy’s salon in Montreal, where she teaches young Black girls to love and care for their natural hair. Viola Desmond may be the face on the ten dollar bill, but her legacy is priceless.

Journey to Justice | Roger McTair | 2000

Nancy's Workshop | Aïcha Diop | 2019

Tickets: FREE

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