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Rise Up!

February 28 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm EST

A new annual Pride Toronto event for Black History Month, bringing the Black 2SLGBTQ+ community together (virtually this year) in the spirit of fellowship, healing, love & entertainment. Celebrating our people, their accomplishments & looking forward to the ever changing future. Hosted by the amazing Jada (Shada) Hudson with a performance from some of the great talents in our community. They will keep you entertained & will make you RISE UP.

Line Up Includes:
Ace Dillinger
Amidst the Toronto music scene, lies a world of creative individuals who are transcending the experience of nightlife sound, Ace Dillinger is one of them. Her knack for storytelling is prevalent in her mixes. With events like PRIDE, NXNE, Toronto Fashion Week, JERK and MOONSHINE under her belt, and new party STRAPPED, she’s definitely one to keep an eye out for.
IG- @ace_dillinger, FB- Ace Dillinger, Sound/Mix Cloud- Ace Dillinger

Karim Olen Ash
Karim Olen Ash is a Toronto based DJ who started out photographing parties and events before realizing his true passion of making people dance. Karim’s playing style focuses on music that makes you move, feel and connect on the dance floor. Taking influences from various places such as Classic House, Techno, Ballroom, Underground club music, Oldschool r&b, Karim knows how to create the perfect blend to tell a story with his sounds.

DJ Pleasure
DJ Pleasure is carving a unique path for himself in the Toronto entertainment industry. Spinning his way into some of Toronto’s hottest night clubs, events, and into homes of his many listeners. A diverse combination of passion, drive, and determination has turned DJ Pleasure’s dream of being an all-around DJ into reality. DJ Pleasure continues to grow with gigs throughout the city, such as his regular guest appearance for DJ Blackcat`s monthly event “GO HARD” series which is celebrating 10 years this year. He is also the resident DJ for the Hollywood Jade Presents Urbanesque events As an up and coming force of nature DJ Pleasure looks forward to taking his craft to new heights & to master his skills. “I like to see everyone having a great time and love to hear their feedback.” says this enthusiastic DJ. His unique flare incorporates all genres into his music.
With people like (Internationally known) DJ`s Blackcat & Lissa Monet, DJ Kicks backing Pleasure`s movements, we are sure to hear more from this amazing new DJ.

and Hosted By – Jada Hudson
Born and raised on the beautiful island of Barbados, Ms. Jada Shada Hudson is no stranger to the arts. While living in Barbados, Jada was heavily involved in theatre, performing professionally at the national level with Barbados’ leading dance troupe. When Jada immigrated to Canada, she continued to express her love for the arts and theatre in the form of drag. For the past 8 years, Jada has been no stranger to Toronto’s drag scene, having “residency performances” nightly in almost every gay bar and night club in downtown Toronto. Jada’s high-energy, dance-filled performances, which have resonated with her audiences have gained her the title of #Toronto’sTurnupQueen and have also garnered her a fan base who refer to themselves as “The Hudson Dollz.” Jada’s reputation has not gone unnoticed across Canada as she has been asked to perform at practically all Pride Celebrations here in Canada. Jada wishes to thank you for allowing her to be a part of your event and looks forward to working with you on your future projects.

Please Register in Advance.

Pride Toronto strives to ensure that all our events are accessible. If you require ASL or Closed Captioning please let us know five (5) days ahead of each event by emailing [email protected]

All events will be a safer space for Black 2SLGBTQ+ community members and allies

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