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Jan 24, 2023
Black History Month 2023
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Every February, people across Canada celebrate Black History Month to honour the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada a culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous country.

Below is a list of events and resources in Grey and Bruce Counties, celebrating Black History Month 2023. This is a living list, if you know of an event or resource to add, please contact us

Events:

February 1, 2023

Black History Month Opening Ceremony presented by JunCtian Community Initiatives

Light Supper: 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM

Opening Ceremony: 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Hosted by Safoorah Forde, with performances by DD Watson, A. Blossom, and more. 

RSVP for in person or virtual option: admin@junctianci.com

 

February 4, 2023

Black History Month Presentation: Erasing Erasure

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This event will be held in person within the Museum’s Bruce Power Theatre with refreshments to follow and livestreamed on Facebook for those who would like to attend virtually.

More info and registration: https://www.brucemuseum.ca/event/black-history-month-presentation-erasing-erasure/

 

February 9, 2023

Black Authors in Conversation

Children's Author: 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Adult Authors: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

More info: admin@junctianci.com

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February 11, 2023

Sheffield Park Cultural Museum Showcase

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

More info: admin@junctianci.com

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February 17, 2023

Starz of Southgate and Beyond

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Concert featuring local & international artists. Snacks and refreshments provided.

More info: admin@junctianci.com

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February 21, 2023

Speaker's Corner - Race, Education & Experiences

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

More info: admin@junctianci.com

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February 22, 2023

Cultural Reception

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sample Afro-Caribbean cuisine, mini fashion show, and black history jeopardy.

More info: admin@junctianci.com

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February 28, 2023

Black History Month Closing Ceremony

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Reflections, closing remarks and entertainment.

More info: admin@junctianci.com

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Resources:

Owen Sound’s Emancipation Festival

Website: http://www.emancipation.ca/

Black History in Grey County: http://www.emancipation.ca/black-history-in-grey-county

Black History Resources: http://www.emancipation.ca/history

 

Sheffield Park Black History Museum

Website: https://www.sheffieldparkblackhistory.com/

Address: 241 Clark Street Thornbury, ON, Canada N0H 1J0

Closed for the season, reopening May 24 2023 - follow on Facebook for updates.

 

Owen Sound Black History Cairn:

https://www.owensoundtourism.ca/en/arts-and-culture/Black-History-Cairn.aspx


Canadian Heritage Black History Month Resources:

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