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Black History Month

Black History Month

2019 Theme
Black Families: Stories of Strength, Identity and Diversity

 

Week One

Black History Month Opening Celebration

Date: Saturday, February 2 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm    Free admission
Location: Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario

Cultural groups showcasing their roots, art and crafts as well as services providers that African, Caribbean and Black communities can benefit from. Panel Presentation, Music, and additional performances as well as Delicious Food.

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Week Two

Black History Month - Movie Night

Date: Wednesday, February 13 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm      Cost: free
Location: London Public Library, Central Branch, Wolf Performance Hall at 251 Dundas Street, London, Ontario

Inspired by the true story of an illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a British Admiral, this film portrays the important role she played in the campaign to abolish slavery in England. Her lineage affords her certain privileges; her status denies her noble social standing. Valerie Oosterveld, Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law, Western University, will give a short speech before the film and invite discussion after. This program was prepared in partnership with Congress of Black Women of Canada, London Chapter.

French translation:

Film – Bibliothèque Centrale, Wolf Performance Hall, mercredi le 13 février, 18 :00h

Inspiré par l’histoire vécue de la fille métisse illégitime d'un amiral britannique, ce film décrit son rôle important dans la campagne pour l'abolition de l'esclavage en Angleterre. Née d'une noble lignée, elle s'est vu refuser l’accès aux privilèges de son rang en raison de son statut. Valerie Ostervoold, professeure de droit international à l’université Western, prendra la parole avant le film et animera par la suite la discussion. Présenté en partenariat avec le Congrès des femmes noires du Canada, chapitre de Londres. 

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Black History Month Family Day Celebration

Date: Sunday, February 17 from 1:30 - 3:30  pm     Cost: free
Location: London Public Library, Central Branch, 251 Dundas Street, London, Ontario

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with activities for the whole family! Enjoy performances, Limbo dancing, music, crafts, games and more.  Presented by the London Black History Coordinating Committee in partnership with London Public Library and the London Children's Museum.

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Week Three

Lewis Coray Trailblazer Award for Youth

Date: Friday, February 22 starting at 6:00 pm    Free admission
Location: London Police Services, 601 Dundas Street, London, Ontario

In honour of Retired Sgt. Lewis Coray, this award recognizes high school youth from African, Caribbean and Black Canadian Communities. The evening awards include keynote speech from Justice Michael Tulloch.

Presented by London Police Services. Website: londonpolice.ca
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17th Annual Black History Month Closing Gala & Reception

Date: Saturday, February 23
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm              Cost: Adults $15, kids under 12 free
Location: Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street, London, Ontario

Join us for an entertaining line-up of dance, song, spoken word, history and more. Reception, including food and drinks, to follow. Presented by the London Black History Coordinating Committee in partnership with London Public Library. Beginning in early December, tickets can be purchases online at Eventbrite Music, in person, or by phone at Wolf Performance Hall and Meeting Services, Central Library, 519-661-5120 (Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm).

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LONDON BLACK HISTORY COORDINATING COMMITTEE  

Our Vision

The goal of the London Black History Coordinating Committee is to engage the community in celebrating Black History Month through organizing, supporting, and collaborating with community organizations on programs and activities that are available in the region to educate, inform and uplift.

Who we are

The LBHCC was formed in 2002, out of a desire to increase awareness of Black History Month activities in the London area. The Committee is committed to providing programs and services that will increase public understanding of the diversity and history of London’s Black community. LBHCC hosts three or four programs each year. The work of the Committee is conducted by a dedicated team of volunteers and welcomes new members.

The Committee also assists other groups and organizations with the promotion of their activities. These include but are not limited to: the Congress of Black Women-London Chapter, the Black Student Association (BSA) at Western University, the Historical Society of Buxton and the Woodstock Museum.

Get Involved

The LBHCC welcomes people of all ethno-racial backgrounds and lived experiences to join the committee. All members are welcome to sit on one or more of our subcommittees: Opening Ceremonies, Youth Symposium, Children’s Program, Film Series and Closing Gala.

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