Black History Month

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Black History Month is a time to learn more about the heritage, traditions and culture of the Black Community. By listening to and reading about the many stories and important contributions we can explore and celebrate inclusion and diversity all month long.

Whether it's by attending protests, donating time or money, or dedicating time and space to researching and learning.. there is certainly no shortage of ways to show your solidarity.

Amplifying Black voices is not only important, it is imperative. It is time to show up, speak up, and act.

Below are links of resources and recommendations:

 


 

Click the image for Black History Month programming on iHeartRadio.
 


Click the image for Black Excellence programming on Crave.

 


Black History consists of the stories told and untold of voices shaping the world and inspiring movements. This specially curated collection of podcasts examines the passion, perseverance, and power of Black Culture.

Click the image for Black History Month Podcasts.
 


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 theme aligns with the 10th year of the International Decade for People of African Descent and recognizes that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected.

No matter where you live, we invite all Canadians to learn more about Black Canadian communities, and how they continue to help shape Canada.


Feminist-informed Future Black Female (FBF) is a non-profit organization that works to empower Black girls and women between the ages of 16 and 22 to take charge of their education and career paths as well as their social, political, and civic engagement.
 


Honouring Black History in Niagara Falls. Visit this website to view Black History Month programming, get information on guided tours and to plan your visit.
 


Honouring Black History Along The Niagara River. Follow the scenic Niagara River Parkway from Fort Erie north to the shores of Lake Ontario in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and learn about Niagara’s role in the legendary Underground Railroad that led an estimated 40,000 slaves to freedom throughout the 19th century. Along the way, stand in the spot where Harriet Tubman crossed into Canada in 1856, witness the landing points where freedom seekers arrived in Canada and see the printing press that printed Upper Canada’s 1793 Act Against Slavery.

 


SUPPORT:


Action Dignity Society
ActionDignity.org

Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation
canadianculturalmosaicfoundation.com

Across Boundaries
Acrossboundaries.ca

The Black Business And Professional Association
Bbpa.org
 

The Black Solidarity Fund
https://uniteforchange.com/en/fund/black-solidarity-fund/

Black Legal Action Centre
Blacklegalactioncentre.ca

Black Health Alliance
Blackhealthalliance.ca

Black Youth Helpline
blackyouth.ca

Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation
canadianculturalmosaicfoundation.com

Ontario Black History Society
http://blackhistorysociety.ca/

 

READ:
‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas
‘When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir’ by Patrisse Khan- Cullors and Asha Bandele
‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colourblindness’ by Michelle Alexander
‘Black People Are Tired’ an article by Dawn Stanley
 


WATCH:
I Am Not Your Negro
When They See Us
13th
Just Mercy
Get Out
The Hate U Give
If Beale Street Could Talk
The Black Power Mixtape
Mississippi Masala
Malcom X