In February, the City of Barrie celebrates Black History Month with events that bring awareness to the significant contributions that Black Canadians have and continue to make to the cultural, economic, and social landscape of our country and our community.
The City of Barrie is proud to support and promote Black History Month programming and initiatives taking place in the community. If you have programming that you would like added to this list, please email Amanda.Dyke@barrie.ca
Barrie Public Library
Learn about Black history online 365 days of the year! In partnership with UPlift Black
Celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada a more culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation.
Visit BPL Online to find videos, educational activities and reading lists celebrating Black history.
A full listing of live, online events hosted by the Barrie Public Library in February can be found in their event calendar.
Throughout February & March
Black and Canadian: Stories of Service is an exhibition putting a spotlight on Black military contributions, acknowledging those who worked in service to this country. Sharing these photographs and portraits is part of the greater struggle to challenge dominant Euro-Canadian historical national narratives. In presenting this exhibition,
UPLift Black and
Band Gallery examine the process of record keeping and the creation of national narratives.
On now in the Rotunda at City Hall, view a large temporary mural weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, and Saturdays during the Farmers Market:
The image is No. 3 Canadian Mobile Laundry Unit, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, England, October 1942. (3e unité mobile de buanderie itinérante, Corps royal canadien des magasins militaires, Angleterre, octobre 1942). Courtesy of the Canadian Forces Logistics Museum Collection. © DND-MDN Canada
Watch Any Time
Free for all to access online at the St. Peter's YouTube Channel Listen to and watch performing artists, students, community partners and special guests talk about Canadian Black history, with a vision towards diversity and unity. In addition to artistic performances and more, the video features presentations from:
Channon Oyeniran, Vice President of the Ontario Black History Society
Shak Edwards, Founder of Shak’s World
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