For close to 30 years BC Black History Awareness Society has hosted a Black History Month program to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of historical and contemporary people of African descent. This year we have 6 public events!
We also want to thank and acknowledge our partners in bringing this program to you. Arts on View Society, Belfry Theatre, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office, Global TV (media), HERE Magazine (social media), Old Cemeteries Society, RBC Royal Bank, Royal BC Museum, Saanich Pioneers Society.
Out of the Sun: On Black History and Storytelling with award-winning Canadian author, ESI EDUGYAN.
Thursday, Feb 16th 5:00-7:00 pm PT. Livestream and in-person at Hermann’s Upstairs, 751 View Street, Victoria.
In-person: Suggested donation $25.00 regular/$15.00 for students, BCBHAS, and CCPA Members. Online: Please donate as you wish.
“Out of the Sun illuminates myriad varieties of Black experience in global culture and history.” Find out more and purchase tickets
Join us for the ROSS BAY CEMETERY GUIDED TOUR Sunday, February 26th, 2:00-3:00 pm. Rain or sunshine. $5.00/ $2.00 for OCS and BCBHAS members. This is a guided tour of a few of pioneer r graves and others who were influential in the migration of Blacks to this British Colony. The tour hosts are James Gatsi, BC Black History Awareness Society member and John Adams, Old Cemeteries Society member and owner-operator of “Discover the Past Walking Tours”, Victoria.
CELEBRATE THE POWER AND JOY OF MUSIC AT THE BELFRY
Monday, February 27th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm.
Suggested donation is $10.00/person at the door.
The concert will also be livestream.
Two exciting performances
NOEDY HD QUARTET and SADÉ AWELE Accompanied by SERENGETI
BC Black History Awareness Society and Black History Month 2023 is supported in part by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia
Image/Photograph Credits for BCBHAS BHM 2023:
Launch and Reception: Caio, Pexels
© BC Black History Awareness Society – Heritage Display, Shady Creek Church, Ross Bay Cemetery
© Esi Edugyan, photo credit Tamara Poppitt, book cover – Lyceum Agency
© Noedy Hecchevarria Duharte
© Sadé Awele©
Read about the The History of Black History Month