Black History Month

Black History Month
Posted on 02/10/2020
 Feb. 1, 2020 – Sat., Feb. 29, 2020
In December 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada following a motion introduced by the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine. The motion was carried unanimously by the House of Commons.
Student leaders at SWL have organized a range of activities including a Black History Month Assembly taking place at the end of February to celebrate and commemorate the rich contributions of African Canadians to our society.

Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

The 2020 theme for Black History Month is: "Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past." This was inspired by the theme of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024).
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