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Celebrate Black History Month

Each year during the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month.

This is an opportunity to recognize the experiences and accomplishments of the Black Canadians throughout our country’s history, who have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today. Throughout this month OPL is offering programs, events and resources for you to learn more about Black history and celebrate Black voices. You can find more information on our website (and will be updated throughout the month). Here’s a preview:

💻 Upcoming Programs

📖 Reading Lists

🎫 Community Events

The Oakville Museum is offering visits to its Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville’s Black History exhibit (both in person and virtual), while Oakville’s Black History exhibit, a set of 14 themed banners celebrating the heritage of Black Canadians in our community, will be installed at Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre, Trafalgar Park Community Centre, and Glen Abbey Community Centre.

The Halton Black History Awareness Society is running an essay contest in partnership with the Halton District School Board and other Halton community partners. The contest will run from February 22 to April 15, 2022. Learn more about the contest and how to participate here. For those looking for resources for their essay, check out the staff curated OPL reading list: Local Lens: The Black Experience in Halton

Related information

Online resources at OPL: Family History 
Local and family history library services
Reading Challenge: Read Woke 
Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton