Black History Month is a time for Canadians to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.
Throughout the month of February, Holy Name will be participating in Black History Month activities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. It will be an opportunity to recognize a number of school and board wide learning experiences that have been planned for the month.
The month’s activities and events will begin this Friday, February 5th for we will come together as a community, virtually, for a Prayer Service in celebration of Black History month and the theme is “The Future is Now”.
Among the various events, we are thankful to the students of the Afro-Caribbean Culture Club at St. Brother Andre CHS for hosting the Reading Rainbow Assembly. Classes are welcomed to join live streamed readings of books written by Black authors.
Tuesday, February 16
Primary Division, 9:30am
Junior Division, 10:30am
Intermediate Division, 1:15pm
As well, we look forward to guest speaker and presenter, Nadine Williams to Holy Name. Nadine Williams is a poet, author, speaker and arts educator. Through song and storytelling, Nadine’s presentation focuses on the theme of nurturing hope through allyship, and the theme of resiliency, fairness and boosting mental well-being.
Thursday, February 18
Kindergarten-Gr. 3, 9:30am
Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our own students in York Catholic who have and who are making a positive impact in our schools and communities.