Did you know? February is African-Canadian Black History Month
February is Black History Month!
The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) website has great information, resources and links to promote awareness about the province's rich African-Canadian Black History, as well as details about events taking place to mark the occasion.
Background - see much more information - with some specific Saskatchewan history at http://mcos.ca/acbhm/
Every year, Canadians are invited to participate in African-Canadian Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of African-Canadians, past and present.
Canadians take this time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians with African heritage who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today.
It is also an opportunity for all of us to learn about the wide range of African-Canadian experiences, including dealing with racism, and the vital role this community has played throughout our shared history.
For 2018, the theme of the Government of Canada’s Black History Month campaign is Black Canadian Women: Stories of Strength, Courage and Vision.
To learn more about this campaign, view videos and download the poster, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month.html
See the calendar for Saskatchewan events at: http://mcos.ca/acbhm-events/
Some Examples of Regina events:
Gospelfest Concert 2018 – February 18 at 6:30 p.m. – Shiloh Assembly Church (Regina)
African-Canadian Black History Month - MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina)
Theatre Saskatchewan & Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum Inc present Mark St Germain’s “Best of Enemies” – February 24 – March 2 (Regina)