Black History Month Canada
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Black History Month Events and Resources

Organization: Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton events

Event Summary: Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton events

Website: https://www.ccah.ca/bhm2021.html
 


Organization: Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton

Event Name:  Issues of Race in Education: Supporting Black Families

Date: February 17 / Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Summary:  Join community leaders (including our Executive Director Angela J. Carter) for a discussion of steps which are being taken to address issues impacting Black families and their children in Halton Region. It is a fundamental value of our society that every child should be treated with fairness and dignity within our schools. But are Black boys and girls being treated as such? Systemic anti-Black racism permeates the structures of our society, including the education system, often having unintended consequences on the outcomes for Black children and their families.

Website: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpduCvrD0uE9c6hI2xNpONSx80JGCrbZXT


Organization: Algoma University

Event Name:  Black History Month Main Event

Date: February 17

Event Summary:  Professor Cecil Foster Black, one of Canada’s leading public intellectuals on issues of race, culture, citizenship, and immigration, will speak about lives and the building of modern Canada and reflections on the historic role of Black Sleeping Car Porters.

Website: https://www.algomau.ca/event/black-history-month-main-event/


Organization:  Black Opportunity Fund

Event Name:   Sustaining Canada's Anti-Black Racism Movement: What's Next?

Date: February 18 / Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Summary:  Building on the worldwide momentum of the anti-Black racism events of 2020, Sustaining Canada's Anti-Black Racism Movement brings together voices from some of Canada’s key Black-led organizations at the forefront in calling out, addressing, and combating systemic racism.

Website: https://www.livemeeting.ca/profile/black-opportunity-fund/


Organization:  Ontario Black History Society

Event Name:   Black History Month Speaker Series

Date: February 18 / Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Summary:  Historians and Curators from Black Historic Heritage sites will join us to share information about their respective museums/historic sites. Join us as we present Amherstburg Freedom Museum, Buxton National Historic Site and Museum, Guelph Black Heritage Society and Uncle Tom's Cabin historic site.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/part-2-obhs-black-history-month-speaker-series-tickets-138308332947


Organization:  Peel United Cultural Partners

Event Name:   Education - the Pathway to Success

Date: February 20 / Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Summary:  Annual Black History Month concert

Website:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/20th-annual-black-history-month-virtual-concert-tickets-132616330013?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch


Organization:  Wilfrid Laurier University

Event Name:   Black Identities and Social Work 

Date: February 22 / Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Summary:  A dialogue on Black Identities and Social Work including a spoken word performance and facilitated discussion featuring Kevin Sutton. Kevin is a writer, spoken word performance artist, workshop facilitator, communications professional, and community organizer.

Website:  https://wilfrid-laurier.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FwlRyqoNSFSSFTKGf82dbQ


Organization:  Wilfrid Laurier University

Event Summary:  In celebration of Black History Month, Wilfrid Laurier is hosting a month-long series of virtual events. These events include interdisciplinary speakers and experts featuring Black literary artists, visual artists, scholars, scientists and culinary artists. This series is free and open to the public, registration is required.

Website:  https://secureca.imodules.com/s/1681/15/news-events.aspx?sid=1681&gid=2&pgid=4200&cid=11777&fid=11777


Organization:  Ontario Black History Society

Event Name:   Black History Month Speaker Series  

Date:  February 23 / Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Summary:  Join us for an evening of stories and humour with storytellers Sandra Whiting and Kesha Christie.

Website:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/part-3-obhs-black-history-month-speaker-series-tickets-138321143263


Organization:  Peel Children's Aid Society

Event Name:   Akoma

Date:  February 24 / Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Summary:  Together with our community partners we are proud to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of our Akoma Wraparound Service Response which works to support Black children, youth and their families with culturally-sensitive services.

Website:  https://www.peelcas.org/about-us/publications/news/peel-cas-news/2021/02/03/save-the-date-akoma-celebrating-1-year!


Organization:  Sheridan College

Event Name:   Historian Voices: A Black History Month Special

Date:  February 24 / Time: 6:00 pm

Event Summary:  Join us on February 24 for a double screening and panel discussion with Director and Sheridan grad, Akil McKenzie (Bachelor of Film & Television '18), about a message of hope, encouragement, and inspiration for the Black community.

Website:  https://www.sheridancollege.ca/events/2021/02/akil-mcKenzie-screening-discussion


Organization:  Ontario Heritage Trust

Event Summary:  Through its museum sites, web resources, publications and Provincial Plaque Program, the Ontario Heritage Trust shares the stories of Ontario’s Black communities.

Website:  https://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/pages/our-stories/ontarios-black-heritage


Organization:  Ontario Heritage Trust

Event Name: Heritage Matters Live with Esi Edugyan

Date:  February 25 / Time: 5:00 pm

Event Summary:  The Ontario Heritage Trust presents bestselling author and two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize-winner Esi Edugyan for an exclusive talk on her internationally acclaimed novel Washington Black – touching on the themes of Black heritage, identity, belonging and displacement. Two education-focused and three general-public screenings will be available.

Website:  https://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/pages/programs/heritage-matters-live-with-esi-edugyan


Organization:  City of Brampton

Event Name: Celebrate Black History Month

Event Summary:  Every February, Brampton residents are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. This month promises to celebrate and raise awareness of the many achievements and contributions of Black Bramptonians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Brampton a livable, compassionate and prosperous city it is today.

Website:  https://www.brampton.ca/bhm2021


Organization:  Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

Event Name:  Our Lives, Our Journeys

Event Summary:  Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is excited to celebrate Black History Month virtually this February with online exhibitions and our PAMA Talks series.

Website:  http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/News/index.aspx?newsId=976ce81a-b8fd-4b80-b1ac-5ff698fd3f20


Organization:  Brampton Library

Event Name:  A booklist for all ages about the history of Black Canadians

Event Summary:  All too often, the history of Black people in Canada is overshadowed by the stories of those in other countries, especially the United States. The boundaries of history do not look the same as modern national borders and many of these histories are connected to one another, especially the North Atlantic slave trade, Black loyalists, the underground railroad and more. This booklist was created to try and keep our attention on Black Canadian history. 

Website:  https://www.bramptonlibrary.ca/index.php/blog/281-black-history-in-canada-a-book-list-for-all-ages


Organization:  Government of Canada

Event Name:  The Future is Now

Event Summary:  The government of Canada is inviting Canadians to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities.

Website:  https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month.html


Organization:  Archives of Ontario

Event Name:  Resources about Black History

Event Summary:  The Archives of Ontario has numerous records relating to Black History in the province. For an introduction to these, explore the online exhibits listed below. There are also educational workshops available to teachers, and a list of a wide variety of resources that are available to researchers.

Website:   http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/access/black_history.aspx


Organization:  City of Toronto

Event Name:  Awakenings

Event Summary:  This Black History Month, we hope you will engage with Toronto’s many stories through the Awakenings program, a series of art projects created within Toronto History Museums by Black, Indigenous and artists of colour, operating under the principles of anti-oppression, anti-colonialism, and anti-racism. 

Website:  https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/