People of Good Will: Feast on the Street

People of Good Will: Feast on the Street
83 Essex Street (On the street in front of Heritage Hall)
Saturday, September 20 – 4PM

The artist collective Postcommodity, Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) and Musagetes invite you to feast with us on the street!

Come join us in celebrating the inauguration of People of Good Will and the new community art space at Heritage Hall (83 Essex Street). We welcome and invite the community to play an active role in making Heritage Hall a meaningful stage and place for Aboriginal, immigrant, and culturally diverse peoples to exhibit and share their creative voices and visions with Guelph and the larger Golden Horseshoe region.

The People of Good Will project seeks to re-imagine the Underground Railroad narrative as a living history and metaphor of cultural self-determination for all culturally diverse peoples living in Guelph. The project will produce arts, music, performance and cultural programming throughout the year that brings the spirit of the Underground Railroad into the present and consciousness of people of Ontario. People of Good Will calls on just that—friends, neighbours, and curious folk who come together to support one another. We look forward to seeing you around the table!

This exciting long-term project is hosted by Postcommodity, GBHS, and Musagetes at Heritage Hall in Guelph. We’re also thrilled to have the minds and hands of the Aboriginal Resource Centre, CFRU 93.3 FM, the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, Immigrant Services, the Office for Intercultural Affairs, and Silence working together to co-create this project.

For more information about the event and accessibility details, please email Danica Evering at, call 519-836-7300, or visit


Our call for new ideas and activities for visual art, literature, music, audio, dance, performance, and interdisciplinary work continues through the rest of the fall. We’ve received some fantastic proposals so far: keep ’em coming!

Are you an Aboriginal, immigrant, or culturally diverse artist or arts programmer? Are you a community group or cultural organization practicing principles of inclusivity, solidarity, and intercultural relationship-building? We want to hear from you. Please include:

• Full name and email address.
• What you are interested in: visual art, literature, music, audio, dance, performance, interdisciplinary work, or another discipline.
• What you are dreaming up: in one paragraph, tell us how about your artistic or programming goals and what your work means to you and your community.