February is Black History Month
The 2021 theme for Black History Month is "The Future is Now," the chance to celebrate and acknowledge the transformative work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing now.
To kick things off, we want to share an article written by Hadiya "Dee" Roderique, a long-time TUC player and volunteer who currently serves on Ultimate Canada's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In the article published on Sportsnet, she shares her experiences in sport.
In addition to this great article, we will continue to share articles, webinars and events that showcase, empower and celebrate Black History and Black Canadians.
Here are a few Events and Programs to start us off:
- The folks at Pride Toronto are running a series of events for Black History Month.
- The University of Toronto Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office is hosting several events throughout February that are open to the public, including a Lunch & Learn on February 11th, Black Athletes on the Margins- I am More!
- For our film enthusiasts, the 9th annual Toronto Black Film Festival begins on February 10th and runs through to February 21st!
- The Toronto Public Library also has a series of Black History Programs and Events happening, as well as a couple of reading lists you can tackle in February!