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A Celebration of the 25th Black History Month in Canada: Reconnecting The Black Family: Family, Community, Diaspora
February 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
This conference will mark the UN International Decade for People of African Descent; will affirm the legacy of Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the ASALH’s role in initiating Black History Month, and, will mark the 25th Anniversary of February as Black History Month across Canada.
The UN International Decade promotes cultural diversity by valuing the common cultural legacies, ‘families’, that emerged from the interactions provoked by the history of slavery through the goals, the spirit, of recognition, justice and development.
Family then is not only the traditional nuclear unit, but also, us as a community and an International Diaspora. It is the history and the ongoing presence of Africans in this place. It is our connections to other parts of the world, from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade through to our current concerns with systemic racism. We share these experiences across the country and across borders. This online conference will be an opportunity to discuss personal or international, local or national matters that impact our full experience as Canadians of African descent and to offer possibilities based on those experiences.
We are delighted to present a virtual online conference that will have a national scope and provide educators, historians, students and community members with a unique opportunity to connect with Black History efforts, ideas and initiatives from across the country as we face the many challenges sparked by both the racial pandemic and COVID-19.
We invite the human family around the world to join in this celebration of this year’s Black History Theme: ‘THE BLACK FAMILY: Representation, Identity, and Diversity’ bringing meaning and purpose to our existence wherever we are located. Wherever you are in the world – we are family – and look forward to this global exchange to share our histories, challenges and victories.
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