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The 2023 AACCCS Black History Month (BHM) celebrations kick off on tomorrow, January, 28th with a Design Thinking workshop followed by a Dinner & Dance party. A LIVE Author book reading will be the highlight of the Black Author Box book launch on Wed, February 1st. Don’t miss it!
Victoria, B.C., Canada. January 26, 2023: Every February marks Black History month in Canada. We’re all invited to take part in celebrations highlighting the culture and contributions of Black people of African Descent. The AACCCS Black History Month celebration aims to mark the IDPAD (International Decade of People of African Descent) in a meaningful way by engaging in an important planning discussion with a Design Thinking workshop geared to post-COVID crisis management for B.C. Black communities.
Design Thinking will be followed by an African cultural food Dinner & Dance party on Saturday, January 28th From 6 pm - 11:30 pm at the Edelweiss club. Enjoy a light dinner accompanied by music by Pablos Cardenos followed by a short agenda. Then a dance the night away with music by DJ.Folzy. Limited space available. Get your tickets today!
The Black Author Book Boxes have arrived just in time for BHM. Come in to the Issamba centre for a live reading by author, Fatoumata Bouare, at 10:30 am Wednesday, Feb 1st. Her book is part of the Black Author book box, which contains a total of 20 book titles. She will be reading Princess Jamila And The Kingdom of Dreams, which is a beautiful fairytale of a Black princess and her journey. The book box is free for schools but there is a limited amount available, so please register as soon as possible. Elementary schools and educators can sign up here.
Give Back! You can also celebrate Black History Month by volunteering with us. Sign up today: https://forms.gle/zMNK2mbtib2cc42g6
This celebration of BHM is thanks to sponsorship from TD bank, Canadian Heritage and Vancity. It will be hosted on the unceded territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking people of the Songees and Esquimalt First nations; on whose lands we are humble visitors and allies.
AACCCS is a Black-Led, Black-Serving Arts & Culture organization whose mandate is to advance awareness and understanding of the richness and diversity of African culture and traditions through the promotion of a broad range of cultural, educational, and artistic activities, events, and programs. Since 2017, we have been advocating for the International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD) in B.C.