Published on February 2, 2022

St. Albert Celebrates Black History Month

Every February, people across the nation are invited to take a moment to pause, honour and celebrate the many achievements, contributions, and legacies of Black Canadians and their communities. It’s important to recognize the role Black people have played throughout history to help make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.

On January 31, 2022, Mayor Cathy Heron proclaimed the month of February as Black History Month in St. Albert. Watch the video from City Council where the proclamation was read aloud. 

St. Albert Public Library Activities

February 4, 2022

Join St. Albert resident and African & African Descendants Friendship Club president, Helen Agbonison on February 4, 2022, from 7 to 9 p.m. as she hosts Journey to Justice – a profound feature documentary that pays tribute to a group of Canadians who took racism to court.

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Black Film Watch Party Poster - Journey to Justice - with guest host Helen Agbonison
 
February 11, 2022

Then on February 11, 2022, from 7 to 9 p.m., Florence François, programming agent for the National Film Board of Canada hosts three short films that embody Black Communities in Canada.

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Black Film Watch Party Poster - with special guest host Florence Francois

For more St. Albert Public Library staff picks, reviews, books lists, as well as physical and digital film collections, please visit their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels.

To participate in community events happening throughout Alberta, visit the Government of Alberta website.

For more information on Black history in Canada, visit the Government of Canada website


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Last edited: March 7, 2022