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Celebrate Black History Month with Nexus
Thursday, February 6, 2014It's that time of year again! Each year in Canada we set aside the month of February to commemorate the important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. We call this month Black History Month.
Black History Month was first proposed by the leaders of the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969, and the first celebration of Black History Month in the US took place one year later in February 1970. In Canada, Black History Month was first officially recognized in 1995.
This month at Nexus we're hosting a tonne of events and activities to celebrate Black History Month and the contributions of Black Canadians in our community. For example, every Tuesday night this month we're screening a movie celebrating the accomplishments of African-Americans, like Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play professional baseball. On Saturday, February 8th we're heading over the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga to see the play Aneemah's Spot, which features a stylistic mix of stealthy dialogue, rhyme and spoken word, and at the end of the month we'll wrap up the #BHM festivities with a party at the Glass Pavilion in the Mississauga Central Library.
You can download the complete calendar of events on this page, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest #BlackHistoryMonth news, events and trivia. If you have any questions about anything going on at the Nexus Youth Centre, just drop by or give us a call at 905-566-1883.
Happy Black History Month from all of us at Nexus!