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Be a part of Black History Month 2019 in Ottawa

Are you a member or leader of a national, regional, local social, musical, ethnic or cultural organization? Are you an artist, painter, member of a theater company, advocacy group, religious organisation, school teacher or student leader? Do you work in a federal, provincial or municipal government department, educational institution, hospital, community health centre or other health or social service agency, NGO, or non-profit agency? Do you want an opportunity to showcase your organization in a high profile event? If so, Black History Ottawa invites you to be a part of the February 2019 Black History Month celebrations. Black History Month celebrates the contribution of people of African descent to the Canadian mosaic, and Black History Ottawa is looking for individuals and groups to bring variety to the program in February 2019.

As we continue marking the U.N. Decade of People of African Descent (2015-2024), Black History Ottawa encourages you to organize and present inspiring and educational events that showcase Black culture and traditions, especially anything that speaks to the Black experience in Canada. Such events include, but are not limited to, forums, lectures, theatrical productions, poetry readings, art exhibits, job fairs, film screenings, fashion shows etc. Their theme for 2019 is: “Our Canadian Story: Nothing about us, without us!”.

Join Black History Ottawa to make February 2019 the most memorable Black History Month ever. Note that all Black History Month events are open to the general public. If you are planning an event for February 2019 Black History Month, we require the following information before December 31, 2018:
Name of your organization
Name of event with short description
Date and time of event
Location of event
Cover charge (if applicable)
Contact person, phone & e-mail
Website address (if applicable)

Please send your event submissions by email to: [email protected].

Event submission deadline is December 31, 2018. Submissions received after this date will not be included in the 2019 Black History Month calendar which will be posted on the Black History Ottawa website:

Note: Black History Ottawa reserves the right to edit all submissions for brevity and appropriate formatting. Black History Ottawa will not be liable for any injuries, damages to property, or other mishaps during any Black History Month event.