February is Black History Month

Posted in Community Programs

February is Black History Month

Find opportunities in Regina to learn, commemorate and celebrate African-Canadian Black History and Contemporary Culture.

The Government of Canada has shared this information:
Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities. The 2024 theme for Black History Month is: “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build”. This theme celebrates the rich past and present contributions and accomplishments of Black people in Canada, while aspiring to embrace new opportunities for the future.

The Multicultural Council of SK (MCoS) has a listing of events:

The Saskatchewan African Cultural History Museum (SACHM) also has a listing of events in Regina.

The RRLIP promotes Cultural Bridging through the activities of its 
Anti-Racism/Discrimination Working Group.
This working group coordinates various learning opportunities for its members and the broader community to strengthen cultural awareness and understanding between all community members in Regina. Some examples of these activities include:

  • community forums with themes that center on cultural bridging,
  • acknowledging and learning about Indigenous history and culture and the racism experienced in Canada,
  • training sessions that share anti-racism/discrimination response strategies, and
  • research and development of resources that address racism/discrimination, etc.

Members of this working group are individuals and representatives from diverse local and provincial organizations that are dedicated to addressing racism and discrimination in this community.