VIRTUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION Live on YouTube

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2021 VIRTUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
February 26 between 12 and 3:30 p.m. on YouTube Live

The virtual celebration, Rooted and Resilient, is in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the national declaration of Black History Month in Canada; also, the United Nations (UN) designated and proclaimed that the decade from 2015-2024 is dedicated as the international decade for people of African descent.

Gwyn Chapman and Ray Gover will be hosting this virtual celebration, which will feature the following program:
The Honourable MP Judy Sgro, welcome messages
The Honourable Jean Augustine, keynote speaker
Rosemary Sadlier, keynote speaker
Bolu Sings, special musical performance
Winston LaRose, a.k.a. Mr. Jane and Finch, keynote speaker
Paul Jones, featured speaker
Mark-Anthony Kaye and Cynthia Appiah, a special interview
Jamal Campbell, featured speaker
York University’s President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rhonda L. Lenton, and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, a message on Black History Month
Jaxon Hume, special reading
Highly-Favoured Blake, musical performance
Dr. Maurice Bygrave, featured speaker
Ballmatics powered by QSLA, speaker
The Basement Gang, special performance
Bob Marley Legacy, musical tribute
Annet and The Planets, musical performance
Edo Royal Troupe, musical presentation
Nelson Mandela Legacy, video tribute
Gwyn Chapman, closing message

Follow yorkulions.ca for updates and information on this important celebration!

Virtual Black History Month Rooted and Resilient Celebration is brought to you by the Jane Finch Concerned Citizens Organization (the JFCCO) PROJECT and JF-ECI Initiative. It was made possible by the stewardship of Elder Winston Larose and his Jane and Finch Concerned Citizens Organization, driven in conjunction with the Athletics & Recreation Department at York University and in coalition with many local community organizations & leaders. This virtual event represents the start of a year-long capacity-building Program to celebrate Black/African Peoples’ achievements and contributions to Canadian society. To find out more about the JFCCO Project, please visit mrjaneandfinch.com