By: Christina Torrealba (she/her), Graduate Student in Community Health and Epidemiology
February 1st marks the beginning of African Heritage Month. To kick off this month we wanted to highlight some important resources and events happening at Dalhousie and in Nova Scotia.
The provincial theme of African Heritage Month this year is “Through Our Eyes: The Voices of African Nova Scotians”. This year’s theme explores the history, legacy, culture and achievements of African Nova Scotians, delving into topics including the effects of anti-black racism, African Nova Scotian trailblazers, and historic African Nova Scotian communities. Visit the official website to learn more and for the official calendar of events.
The Halifax Public Libraries are celebrating African Heritage Month with a number of exciting events, including: Learn to Make Fufu with Mary’s African Cuisine, Virtual Puppet Show: African Heritage Month, and Storytime: Animals of Africa. Visit the libraries website to learn more about the community members involved, see the gallery of videos, and explore their numerous reading lists.
Visit the Dalhousie Human Rights & Equity Services website to learn more about what is happening at Dalhousie during African History Month. From a Virtual Flag Launch, to panel discussions – be sure to view the full list of events.
Finally, don’t forget to follow PLANS (Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians) on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, to see their weekly “Faces in Black Health” social media highlights.