February is African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia! The 2022 African Heritage Month theme, Through Our Eyes: The Voices of African Nova Scotians, recognizes the legacies of people of African descent through first voice, lived realities, and experiences.
The theme highlights that when we listen to others’ perspectives, interpretation, and views on the world, particularly those from marginalized communities, we will gain a more meaningful understanding on how to make our world a better place.
Did you know that Nova Scotia has over 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities with history dating back over 400 years? African Heritage Month provides another opportunity to celebrate and promote the culture, legacy, achievements and contributions of people of African descent in Nova Scotia, past and present. Click here to learn more.
Upcoming Events at CEHPL
- Feb 7-Feb 12 – Crafts Around the World: Ghana
- Feb 9 – Virtual Tour: Black Loyalist Heritage Centre
- Feb 16 – Maritime Centre for African Dance
- Feb 24 – Author Reading with Lindsay Ruck, author of Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians
- Memoirs, Biographies, and Stories by African Nova Scotians
- Poetry by African Nova Scotians
- Movers and Shakers: Video Collection
- African Heritage Month on hoopla