November: “Hope Meets Action: Echoes Through the Black Continuum” is now a travelling exhibition
February: Second Dialogue Session for African Ancestry Project Youth Dialogue Series
“Hope Meets Action: Echoes Through the Black Continuum” – now a travelling exhibition
It is currently at:
Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch, 735 Broughton Street
Against the backdrop of white-centring walls, this exhibit daylights the living and ongoing history of Black belonging, told in this manner by the Black community for the first time.
Some aspects of the exhibit can be viewed online at the RBCM Hope Meets Action online Pathway, a virtual space for learners of all ages to explore the exhibit on their own through text, images and videos.
November 2022 – May 2023
African Ancestry Project: Youth Dialogue Series
The African Ancestry Project Youth Dialogue is a series of three virtual youth dialogues curated to engage 40 young people between ages 15 and 19 with the contents of Worlds Within report.
First dialogue: November 2022, engaging Black youths
Second dialogue: February 2023, engaging Black and other racialized youth
Third dialogue: May 2023, public event led by youth participants
Details about the Project, this Series, Resources, Participation, Dates, Recruitment, Registration are HERE
Recruitment will continue until spots are filled.
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.
We are putting together another great month with a combination of in-person and hybrid events; annual favorites such as Heritage Day, Ross Bay Cemetery Tour, and Belfry Theatre Concert, new events; and the Church Service at Central Saanich United Church (formerly Shady Creek Church) will return as an in-person event.
More details coming on or about January 21, 2023.
Your support of BC Black History Awareness Society and the programs and activities we offer has been inspiring.
Every new gift, large or small, will make a difference.