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Black History Month Events and Resources - BCGEU




Then and Now: Shaping the Future of Black Canadians Through Lessons of Past and Anti-Racism 

This 90-minute event will focus on Black history in BC and the impact of anti-Black racism. 

The panel, moderated by Community Advocate Asiyah Robinson, will be composed of Silvia Mangue (BC Black History Awareness Society President), Olaolu Adeleye (Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University) and Hayden Atwell (English Department and Chair of the Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School, Brampton) 

Friday, February 19, 4.00 PM (PST)  

Register here. 



Dismantling Systemic Anti-Black Racism with an Equitable COVID Response & Recovery Plan 

Join Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice-President Larry Rosseau to mark Black History Month for a discussion on dismantling systemic anti-Black racism through equitable, inclusive response and recovery efforts that support Black workers and communities. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:00 AM PST  

Register here. 



Download free posters on Black Canadian historical figures Chloe Cooley and Charles Roach from the Graphic History Collective. 



Learn about pioneering Black trade unionists in BC from the BC Labour Heritage Centre. 



The Hogan’s Alley Society advocates for Black Vancouverites who have endured the legacies of urban renewal and their erasure from the official historical narrative. 



Visit the BC Black History Awareness Society's website for resources. 



Visit the digital museum exhibit: British Columbia’s Black Pioneers. 



Read the biographies of some notable Black individuals who have helped shape Canadian heritage and identity, and who have made and continue to make enormous contributions to all sectors of society in Canada. 



Visit the Canadian Encyclopedia’s Black History in Canada portal.