Black History Month 2023
In Fall 2022, Making Change will begin planning for recognizing Black History Month 2023. This could include: panels, presentations and workshops, community cultural activities and other events planned across Simcoe County beginning mid-January through mid-March.
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Black History Month Events 2022
Community organizations are kicking-off Black History Month with a virtual celebration of Black history, art, music, and culture.
imcoe County Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration on Friday, February 4, 2022 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. The event will include speakers Michael Bowe and Dr. Bimpe Ayeni, local Black-owned business highlights, and music, drumming, dance, and spoken word performances from local Black artists.
Community organizations Rise Up BWG, UPlift Black, Making Change, Parents against Racism Simcoe County, Impact Youth and Cultural Centre, Aurora Black Community Association, BWG Diversity Action Group, Bradford Women’s+ Group, and Local Allies are working together to organize and host the event.
Making Change: Panel and Presentation
Monday, Feb. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Georgian’s Centre for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDI&B) – in collaboration with faculty in Human Services and Community Safety, the Georgian College Students’ Association and community organization Making Change – will host a panel and presentation to spark conversations and discussion about diversity and inclusion with a focus on becoming an ally and doing self-work around anti-Black racism.
Starting the Conversation ( If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes)
This Making Change presentation will spark conversations and discussions around diversity and inclusion. Meant to move the conversation forward and being mindful of the sensitive nature of the discussion, they share perspectives and suggestions on becoming an ally and doing self-work around anti-Black racism. A question and answer opportunity will close out the session. Delivered by Making Change Presenter Debbie Opoku-Mulder.