Black History Month 2020

Black History Month is…

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the resiliency, contributions and achievements of Black people all over the world, throughout history to present day.  

Black History Month is a time to honour our ancestors who through hard work, perseverance, and determination forged a path in the hope that Africans and their descendants would reap the benefits of a better world to come.   Yet despite the barriers Black people have overcome, obstacles still exist and it will take a village to break them down.

Black History Month is about education, a time to learn, to listen and be heard. A time for all people to experience the richness of African culture as expressed in various forms throughout the African diaspora.   It is an opportunity to learn about the struggles and injustices of Black people as reflected through creative art forms such as music, dance and spoken word.

Black History Month is about listening to the voices of those who have not always been heard; those voices which have been silenced and buried within the colonial narrative of a single story.

We all have a responsibility to ourselves and each other to foster goodwill and acceptance for all who share this planet, collectively raising the call to action.

 ​“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.  We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek”.  Barack Obama

Written by CCAS’s It Takes a Village Committee (ITAV)