February is Black History Month.
This year’s theme, “The Future is Now,” is a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the transformative work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing right now.
Throughout the month, CNIB staff and participants from the Black community will be hosting five keynote programs, aimed at engaging participants in critical discussions ranging from Black history in Canada to the intersectionality of the Black experience and sight loss.
We invite you to join us this February as we come together to celebrate and honour #BlackHistoryMonth
Journey through our Black History | February 17, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
Join us for another journey of our Black history with renowned audio describer JJ Hunt. This will be an evening of description-rich storytelling that honours and celebrates Black Canadians and their communities.
Read more and register: https://cnib.ca/en/event/journey-through-our-black-history
Black Loyalist Heritage Centre Tour | February 24, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. AST
Please join us in hearing an accessible tour of the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre located in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. The Black Loyalist Heritage Centre shares the history of Black Loyalists and their descendants and recognizes the journey and triumphs of Black Loyalists in their voyages from Africa to American Colonies and from Nova Scotia to Africa.
Read more and register: https://cnib.ca/en/event/black-loyalist-heritage-centre-tour
Coming Together | February 24, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST
A panel discussion with members of the Black community who are blind or partially sighted. This will be an in-depth discussion focused on the Black experience and how that intersects with sight loss.
Read more and register: https://cnib.ca/en/event/black-history-month-coming-together-panel
Black Legacy | February 25, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
This event will spotlight stories of the past and icons who have made a significant mark on not only Black history, but history as a whole.
Read more and register: https://cnib.ca/en/event/black-legacy
Black Influencers: Stories of Power, Success, and Hard Work | Monday, February 28, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. MST
We are pleased to welcome a panel of individuals from the Black community and invite you to join us as they discuss their personal struggles, challenges, and resilience despite racial stigma.
Read more and register: https://cnib.ca/en/event/black-influencers-stories-power-success-and-hard-work