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Each February, Canadians celebrate African Canadian / Black History Month with festivities and events honouring the legacy of Black Canadians. This year’s theme is “Ours to Tell”.
On Feb 13th, learn more about the accomplishments, contributions and legacy of the first Black female lawyer in Canada, Violet King Henry, as her daughter, Jo-Anne Henry Bent shares her mother’s story in this webinar.
Other learning opportunities/events
The Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum (SACHM) and the MacKenzie Art Gallery launched Black History Month on Feb 1st in Regina with a screening of John Ware Reclaimed, by Cheryl Foggo, which can also be viewed online. It examines the mythology surrounding John Ware, the Black cowboy who settled in Alberta at the turn of the 20th century. Interestingly enough, Cheryl’s mother and Violet King Henry were friends.
To learn about more events happening in Regina and around the province this month, go to the SACHM’s Events page and their Facebook page or to the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan’s Black History Month Events page. Multiple events will also take place in Saskatoon – learn more here.