Black History Month 2020 Events

Black History Month – February 2020

Check out the events happening in our region in February 2020. Come on out and support your community, educate yourself and make new friends!

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Black History Event Calendar Feb 2020

Black History Events Listing Feb 2020

Day Time Location Description More Info
FEB
1
11am
to 5pm
Ken Seiling Waterloo
Region Museum, 10
Huron Road, Kitchener
A celebration of the achievements, accomplishments of Black Canadians and an opportunity for celebration, education and inspiration. Sponsored by CCAWR. Free Admission
  
FEB
1
1pm
to 2pm
Kitchener Public
Library, 85 Queen St.
N, Kitchener
Join Binty & Bintou from the Afro-Tribal dancers in this amazing workshop. This hour-long session includes a performance and an easy to follow routine.
  
FEB
1
7pm Royal City Church
50 Quebec Street
Guelph
A Guelph Tribute to the Music of MOTOWN. Sponsored by Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS). Click to purchase tickets online
  
FEB
7
All
Day
Waterloo Laurier University The Beating the Odds all-day Conference on the Waterloo campus is for high school students to boost their aspirations for higher education. WLU Black Student Association
  
FEB
7
9:30am
to 5pm
Ken Seiling Waterloo
Region Museum, 10
Huron Road, Kitchener
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom is a rich sensory experience of imagery, soundscape, digital media, and objects used to explore the earthshaking fight for justice, dignity. Click for more information
  
FEB
8
10am
to 6pm
Heritage Hall, 83
Essex Street, Guelph
A mobile museum which features a range of African inventions.  Sponsored by International African Inventors Museum Free admission. Email info@guelphblackheritage.ca
  
FEB
8
10:30am
to 3:30pm
Kitchener City Hall We will be talking about the inequalities faced by Black people within healthcare, policing and education. Sponsored by Ubuntu Health Fair.
  
FEB
8
4pm
to 6pm
Emmanuel United
Church, 22 Bridgeport
Rd West, Waterloo
Featuring Waterloo Region Mass Choir, with opening artist Verese Vassell-Bowen (Rese Bowen). A full gospel choir experience with live rhythm section. $20 general admission, free for children under 12.
Click for tickets
  
FEB
10-
29
Open Boarding House
Gallery, 6 Dublin
St. S., Guelph
“In Remembrance of Me” – A mixed media art installation by University of Guelph students of the history of the Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) and the renovation of Heritage Hall. For more information, email info@guelphblackheritage.ca
  
FEB
12
6pm University of Waterloo
263 Phillip Street
Waterloo
The University of Waterloo Black Association for Student Expression is hosting our second annual social mixer; Bridging Black. Free event, food provided, smart casual dress code. Click to RSVP
  
FEB
13
6pm
to9 pm
MaRS Discovery District
101 College St., Toronto
Black History Month in Tech. Sponsored by Black Professionals in Tech Network. https://www.eventbrite.ca
  
FEB
13
7pm
to 10pm
Boarding House
Gallery, 6 Dublin Street South, Guelph
“In Remembrance of Me” – opening night reception.  Sponsored by the Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) Free Admission.   Email  info@guelphblackheritage.ca
  
FEB
13
10am
to 2pm
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church,
248 Highland Rd E, Kitchener
February Cooking Program with African Women’s Alliance. Sponsored by the African Women’s Alliance of Waterloo Region Free Admission.   Email  fadhilahb@yahoo.com
  
FEB
16
10:30am
to 5pm
Kitchener City Hall African festival – Popular fashion show. Sponsored by Bring on the Sunshine. info@bringonthe sunshine.ca 
  
FEB
20
10am
to 2pm
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church,
248 Highland Rd E, Kitchener
February Cooking Program with African Women’s Alliance. Sponsored by the African Women’s Alliance of Waterloo Region Free Admission.   Email  fadhilahb@yahoo.com
  
FEB
20
5:30pm
to 7:30pm
St. Jacob’s Learning Hub, Education Centre, 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener The Waterloo Region District School Board hosts it’s 2nd annual BHM event with theme “Black Brilliance: Moving Forward, Guided By The Past”. Includes dinner, a keynote speaker and entertainment. Please complete this form to attend
  
FEB
22
2pm
to 3pm
Ken Seiling Waterloo
Regional Museum
10 Huron Rd, Kitchener
A talk Author, Grace Ibrahima – All Will Be Well. Click here for more information
  
FEB
23
6pm St James Evangelical
Lutheran Church
1407 King St N,
St. Jacobs
Bring on the Sunshine is cohosting with Neruda arts an all female Zimbabwean acappella group called Nobuntu. Tickets are $25.
info@bringonthe sunshine.ca 
  
FEB
23
11am Mt Zion Lutheran Church, 29 Westmount Rd S, Waterloo A Celebration of Black History. A former “Maranatha” BHM celebration.
Bishop M. Pryse will be preaching. Lunch will follow. Flex We talent will bring a skit and speakers are Pat Lovell and E. Grace H. Ibrahima.
Click for more information
  
FEB
25
7pm
to 9pm
CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb Street West
Waterloo
Cinema Series: “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”. Sponsored by CIGI. Click for more information
  
FEB
27
10am
to 2pm
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church,
248 Highland Rd E, Kitchener
February Cooking Program with African Women’s Alliance. Sponsored by the African Women’s Alliance of Waterloo Region Free Admission.   Email  fadhilahb@yahoo.com
  
FEB
28
7pm Guelph Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph
Fourth Friday – Featuring musical performances by Sasha Henry and Aaron Ridge. Sponsored by Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS). Free Admission.  info@guelphblackheritage.ca for more info.
  
FEB
28
5pm to 10pm The Registry Theatre
122 Frederick St
Kitchener
Stories of Resilience + Challenge in Woke Men. Sponsored by Infinite Oceans and Juici Yoga. $25 Admission.  find tickets for more info.
  
FEB
29
11am
to 2pm
Idea Exchange, Queen’s Square, 1 North Square, Cambridge Rhythm and Blues. Reflecting on the historical and contemporary struggles and triumphs of Black communities in Waterloo Regions. Complimentary Caribbean cuisine. Click here to register

 

Black History – March 2020

Check out the events happening in our region in March 2020. Come on out and support your community, educate yourself and make new friends!

Black History Event Calendar Mar 2020

Black History Events Listing Mar 2020

Day Time Location Description More Info
MAR
8
1pm
to 3pm
Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Road, Kitchener
Join Professor Christopher Taylor at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum on March 7 as he discusses the topics of Racism and apartheid in South Africa. Click for more information
  
MAR
22
11am
to 5pm
Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Road, Kitchener
Join us during March Break for fun filled days. Explore our exhibits and enjoy daily activities and hands-on fun for all ages. Click for more information