Black History Month in Surrey
Let's come together to celebrate and learn about the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse country it is today.
February is Black History Month. Each year in February, we in the City of Surrey, and all over Canada, come together to celebrate and learn about the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse country it is today. The 2022 theme for Black History Month is: “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day,” which focuses on recognizing the daily contributions that Black Canadians make to Canada.
Let’s all take some time this month to learn new things and celebrate Black Canadians in our community.
Krystle Dos Santos BLOOM | BURN Album Showcase
February 9–12 | Online
Tune in for a mesmerizing performance from award-winning soul, jazz, and R&B singer Krystle Dos Santos, accompanied by guitarist, Gavin Youngash. With an extraordinary voice that commands attention, Krystle will sing songs from her latest award-winning album Bloom|Burn as well as other original songs.
February 9 | 12–1pm | Online
Join Kearie Daniel as she describes microaggressions, their impacts and how to work through these uncomfortable situations. Participants will learn what a microaggression is, their affects on racialized individuals and how to address these comments.
Meet the Author: Janice Lynn Mather
February 10 | 10:30–11:30am | Digital Branch
Celebrate Black History Month and meet local author Janice Lynn Mather! Mather is a Bahamian-Canadian author. She writes teen fiction about real-life experiences of young black women. Mather's first book, Learning to Breathe, was a Governor General’s Literary Award finalist. It was also a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. She has written two other teen novels, Facing the Sun and Where was Goodbye (coming out August 2022). She is also releasing a short story collection, Uncertain Kin, in the spring. Join us for an author talk and Q&A.
Surrey Art Gallery Instagram Takeover
February 1–28 | Surry Art Gallery Instagram
Surrey Art Gallery is very excited to be working with the Directors of The Black Arts Centre (BLAC) for an Instagram takeover on the Surrey Art Gallery's Instagram account during the whole February. BLAC is a space based in Surrey that is dedicated to supporting multidisciplinary art created by Black youth.
For more information on these activities and events, please contact the host facility listed on each linked page. Want to learn more about Black History Month? Visit the Government of Canada website for resources.
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