February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day
The Government of Canada will be holding its Official Black History Month Virtual Celebration on Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 6 to 7 p.m. Hosted by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, and organized by the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat at Canadian Heritage, this event will take place on Zoom on. It will also be broadcast live on the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
While we cannot celebrate in-person this year, this virtual event will highlight the official theme, “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day” and invite all peoples in Canada to honour and celebrate the resilience and transformative impact of Black communities who are making Black history today and continue laying the groundwork for Black history in the future. This year’s theme reminds us to recognize and reflect on the past and present remarkable accomplishments, experiences, and challenges of Black communities from coast to coast to coast, not only in February, but all year long.
Special guests include:
- The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada;
- The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion;
- The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth;
- Ricardo Lamour, Yasmine Mathurin, Carl Henry, Keonte Beals;
- And many more members of Black communities from across Canada!
You can register to the event using this Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VNiK5B1yQ7-tPuPhAMwjzQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual event.
Should you have any questions about this event, please contact the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org.