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Every year in February, during Black History Month, the Peterborough library celebrates the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians. The theme for Black History Month 2022 is February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day. While the library can’t host any activities in person this year, here are a few ways you can celebrate Black
The Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough proudly announces the launch of a calendar of local Black History Month 2022 events, starting on February 5th with a virtual launch event open to the public. This event will be hosted via Zoom and streamed live via CRRC’s Facebook page. The celebration will include a traditional African
The Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough is pleased to share a recording of Peterborough’s launch event for Black History Month 2021. The launch can be viewed here.It includes traditional African drumming and dance, a proclamation by Mayor Therrien, statements of support by dignitaries, and two prominent guest speakers — historian Rosemary Sadlier (who played a leading role in establishing Black History Month at all levels of gevernment) and Nicole Bonnie, the first Black CEO of the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies.
A poll by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Abacus Data shows 93% of Canadians believe online hate speech and racism are a problem, with 49% saying they are “very serious problems.” At least 60% support federal government regulation.
Afiwi Groove, based in Durham, offers a session of classes FREE to children and youth across Canada, Wednesdays from January 11 to February 17.