February is African Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich culture, achievements and contributions of African Nova Scotians and communities of African descent in our region and across the nation.
This year’s theme, Black History Matters: Listen, Learn, Share and Act, recognizes the important legacy of people of African Descent and their long-standing history in the development of Canada. This theme also raises awareness of the racialized issues and great adversity the Black community has overcome, while acknowledging the ongoing barriers to equity and inclusion still present within our communities and our organization.
This year’s events and activities have been reimagined for a virtual setting in response to COVID-19:
African Heritage Month Events
African Heritage Month Provincial Launch
The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia will be livestreaming the provincial launch. Watch online!
Tuesday January 26th 10:00am
African Heritage Month Opening Night
Enjoy the municipality’s virtual Opening Night, which will be livestreamed from the North Branch Library.
Thursday, January 28th at 7 p.m.
Halifax Libraries Virtual Portal
Explore the African Heritage Month virtual portal, featuring programs that celebrate the African Nova Scotian community.