Black History Month
February is Black History Month. I warmly encourage you to learn about and take part in festivities and events that honour the legacy and contributions of Black Canadians, past and present. The City of Kitchener proudly recognizes and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of members of our Black community. There are community-led, virtual events you can take part in for Black History Month. Our Carribean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region is your go to organization for local events. Click the image for their Website
For A List of Black History Month Events and Activities in Kitchener. Click The Image Below
I've had the pleasure of serving on the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee with Aaron Francis. He created and curated an exhibit called Vintage Black Canada. Using vintage photographs of his family, Aaron's exhibit counters the way Black families are depicted in the media. It shows everyday family moments and celebrations. You'll see pictures of his uncle Errol Starr "Francis" a Juno Winner, a Kitchener musician with hits including Angel and Holding Out For You. You can learn about the exhibit HERE You can see some of the pictures and stories behind them HERE You can view the Instagram Account HERE
The Bring On The Sunshine Festival 2021 happened on Sunday February 14 and Monday February 15. It's a family day festival with a musical stage line up, a market place of diverse and artisan items, and workshops. For their website and the festival event link, click the image below.
To learn more about Kitchener's commitment to Equity, Diversity, Anti-Racism, Indigenous Initiatives, Inclusion and Social Justice Issues, click the image below.