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Black History Month brings you why is important to recognize blacks want to be a valuable person and want be respected and wants be a contributing citizen to society and be included as well . Black people with disabilities are multiply and are marginalized more awareness of the contributions and achievements of Black leaders with disabilities can help drive and inform systems change.
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What is this years theme
The 2024 theme for Black History Month is: “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build”. This theme celebrates the rich past and present contributions and accomplishments of Black people in Canada, while aspiring to embrace new opportunities for the future.
The theme aligns with the 10th year of the International Decade for People of African Descent and recognizes that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected.
Statement by Minister Khera on Black History Month
OTTAWA, February 1,2024
Happy Black History Month!
The theme for Black History Month 2024 is “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build.” Throughout February and all year long, we will be acknowledging the incredible contributions, past and present, that Black Canadians have made to Canadian society while also recommitting ourselves to building a more inclusive and equitable Canada.
In December 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada following a motion introduced by the Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament. Since then, every February Canadians from coast to coast to coast come together to celebrate and learn more about the legacies of trailblazers like Abraham Beverley Walker, Canada’s first Black lawyer, and contemporary filmmaker Ilhan Abdullahi.
This month is an opportunity to celebrate these agents of change and recognize their achievements. At the same time, it also offers us the chance to rededicate ourselves to addressing the systemic barriers that continue to be a daily reality for Black Canadians.
Since the very beginning, our government has been steadfast in our commitment to fighting anti-Black racism in all its forms. To that end, Canada officially recognized the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent in 2018. The Government also continues to invest in Black-led and Black-serving organizations across the country and to work toward eliminating longstanding systemic barriers to social and economic inclusion. Most recently, Budget 2023 provided an additional $25 million to the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative, extending the program for an additional year and bringing the total commitment up to $200 million since 2019.
As Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, I firmly believe that a more inclusive Canada is a more resilient Canada. That is why our government will continue to combat racism by soon introducing a new Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy and Canada’s first ever Action Plan on Combatting Hate.
In Canada, diversity is a reality, and fostering inclusion is a shared responsibility. As we commemorate Black History Month, I invite all Canadians to join in celebrating and deepening our understanding of Black history, as well as the vibrant Black communities thriving across Canada.
For more information (media only), please contact:
Laurent de Casanove
Office of the Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities
This is on the govt of Canada website go to the link here
Premier’s, minister’s, parliamentary secretary’s statements on Black History Month
Victoria Thursday, February 1, 2024 7:30 AM
“Our government is committed to meaningful action to better support Black British Columbians today and in the future.
“We encourage everyone to join us this month in learning more about how Black British Columbians have contributed to our province and our neighbourhoods. We all benefit when we learn about the communities that shape our province, as we build a better future for everyone in British Columbia.”
Rachna Singh, Minister of Education and Child Care, said:
“In B.C.’s classrooms, students have an opportunity to learn about diverse cultural histories in B.C., including the history and contributions of Black British Columbians. We know some students, staff and families continue to face inequity and racism within our schools. Strengthening topics like Black history and other diverse cultural histories is key to ensuring all students are included and represented throughout their studies.”
Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, said:
“As we celebrate Black History Month and the numerous contributions Black people have made to B.C., we know there is still much work to be done. That’s why we are building on the Anti-Racism Data Act, which was passed in 2022, and working on an anti-Black racism strategy to address the unique challenges faced by Black communities.”
Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics (GDIS) Hub
Among Canadians aged 15 years and older with a disability, 2.2% are members of the Black population.Footnote 9 In 2017, this represented about 136,600 Black individuals with disabilities, accounting for 15.8% of the Black population in this age group. Footnote 10
Visible minority group of persons with and without disabilities aged 15 years and over, by age group and sex, Canada
The Visible Minority Population with a Disability in Canada: Employment and Education
Resources for celebrating Black History Month in 2024
This Black History Month, help end environmental racism
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Special Olympics Athletes that contributed to society inclusion black players in Special Olympics.
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