Black Heritage Month Events - #ChangeStartsNow

January 14, 2021

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"The Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS), in collaboration with the University of Guelph’s Cultural Diversity Office and the Guelph Black Student’s Association, has announced it will recognize February 2021 as Black “Heritage” Month

During Black “Heritage” Month 2021, the GBHS will feature its #ChangeStartsNow initiative, providing virtual educational programming on Black heritage and culture as well as relevant resources on diversity, discrimination and anti-racism. The GBHS calls on the community to honour our past, celebrate today, and look toward the future. 

Guelph Black Heritage Society Event Calendar

The following FREE online events will be presented in during Black Heritage Month:

AFTERSHOCK Art Show – Monday February 1, 2021 @ 6pm
Aftershock is a mixed media art installation showcasing the creations of aspiring young artists in Guelph and the surrounding area.  The Aftershock opening ceremony will feature a panel/Q&A discussion with the featured artists. The art show will be displayed throughout the month via the online.   To register for the event:

Black Leadership in Anti-Black Spaces with MPP Laura Mae Lindo – Thurs. February 4, 2021 @ 6pm
Join Dr. Laura Mae Lindo in a conversation about what it means to Lead While Black in an Anti-Black World.   To register for the event:

The Anti-Black Racism Workshop with Selam Debs – Wednesday February 10, 2021 @ 6pm
Through the Antiracism Workshop with Selam Debs, she will speak from her lived experience as a Black Ethiopian Womxn and her study in Antiracism, Anti-Oppression, Black Sovereignty and Critical Race Theory. To register for the event:

Black + Mental Health + Matters Workshop – Wednesday February 17, 2021 @ 6pm
Black + Mental Health + Matters workshop is designed to be a place of refuge for Black people. Knowing that Black humans in North America face unique and specific barriers to mental wellness, this workshop provides a place for them to be seen and heard, both collectively and individually. Equipping participants with tools to help them heal and thrive, Black + Mental Health + Matters uses creative practices to center and uplift.  To register for the event:

Fourth Friday at the Guelph Civic Museum – Friday February 26, 2021 @ 7pm
Featuring a musical performance by Aisha Barrow. Lifeandthetribe is the new R&b and Pop project from singer/songwriter Aisha Barrow. Drawing from diverse influences Lifeandthetribe has a bold, fresh, and new sound that that can be best described as an amalgamation of Jazz, R&B, and Pop. After the successful release of their debut EP, Eye-sha: Extended, Lifeandthetribe is currently in process of recording their first full length album, slated for release in 2021. 

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