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Authored onFeb 8, 2022
February is Black History Month. This is an important time to celebrate and honour Black individuals and communities, as well as acknowledge, commemorate, and reflect on Black History.
In addition to reflection and celebration, Black History Month is also a time for individuals, communities, and institutions to unpack the anti-Black racism that prevails within our communities, both interpersonally and systemically.
To learn more about local Black History, Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership encourages folks to check out the links below during the month of February, and beyond.
- The Emancipation Festival: Check out their website for local history, and be sure to follow their Facebook page, where they are sharing educational content, including reflections, storytelling, and entertainment about what Black history means. You can also check out their virtual recording of the 159th Owen Sound Emancipation Festival .
- Black History Cairn: Learn about the Black History Carin at Harrison Park in Owen Sound by clicking here.
- Black History in Grey County: Visit the Grey Roots Museum website to learn more about local Black history.
- Black History Opening Ceremony: Check out the 1.5 hour Opening Ceremony for Black History Month, hosted by the local JunCtian Community Initiatives.
- February and Forever: Celebrating Black History Today and Every Day: Check out this Canadian government website, which has a series of resources, including articles, events, and videos, about Black History Month 2022.