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20 Years! Respecting the Past, Embracing the Present, Impacting the Future is our theme for 2022.

Join us as we mark the 20th anniversary for LBHCC.

More events and/or information will be added as we get closer to February.

Please note: Due to COVID restrictions, some of the in-person events maybe cancelled or the format may change.


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Opening Ceremony 2022

Cost: Free | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: Online

Special Guest Donna Paris is a multigenerational African Canadian, born and raised in Nova Scotia. She is one of three African Canadian women who started the collective “In The Black Canada”. Performers also include Sunday Ajak, John Eniolu, Helen Hibbert and HWABARATY.

Contact: Leroy Hibbert (leroy@lusocentre.org)

Presented by: London Black History Coordinating Committee
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Black History Month Art Workshop – Zoom (Ages 8+)

Cost: Free | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Venue: Online

Create your very own Lois Mailou Jones-inspired painting in this fun, interactive workshop. Our instructor will guide you through a simple step-by-step process from start to finish. All materials provided. No experience necessary.

Presented by: London Public Library
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Children & Family Program

Cost: Free | 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Online

Join us for a weekly showcase of song, dance, spoken word, storytelling and more - by various artistes. Let the rich, cultural performances entertain and inspire curiosity in you as we celebrate Black History Month!

Presented by: London Public Library, London Black History Coordinating Committee
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Faith & Historic Black Churches (Film Screening + Presentation)

Cost: Free | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Online

The program features 100 Years of Faith, a documentary about the oldest Black church in the Province of Quebec, with an introduction from the Film's Director, Anthony Sherwood; and a presentation on the Chapel Project, Faith is more than a Building, 'Preserving one of London's Black Heritage buildings presented by the Chapel Committee.
 

Presented by: Chapel Committee, London Black History Coordinating Committee
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The History of the Underground Railroad in Oxford Country with Heather Rennalls

Cost: Free | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Online

Heather Rennalls moved to Woodstock 30 years ago to pursue Social Work. She was both surprised and pleased to learn that Oxford County has a rich Black history.  By combining her two passions, research and writing, Heather has written numerous articles for local papers and magazines. Come learn about how Oxford County was part of the Underground Railroad and the other rich history we have all around us.

Part of Ingersoll 50+ Centre Heritage Presentation Series.

Presented by: Ingersoll 50+ Centre
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Children & Family Program

Cost: Free | 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Online

Join us for a weekly showcase of song, dance, spoken word, storytelling and more - by various artistes. Let the rich, cultural performances entertain and inspire curiosity in you as we celebrate Black History Month!

Presented by: London Public Library, London Black History Coordinating Committee
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Black History Month Live Kahoot Trivia on Zoom!

Cost: Free | 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Online

Join us for a Live Kahoot challenge on Zoom! The top-scoring player or team will win a prize!

Presented by: London Public Library
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Lewis Coray Trailblazer Awards

Cost: Free | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Online

The annual Trailblazer Award continues to celebrate his contribution to policing and to the London community. Named after the London Police Service's first Black officer, this award recognizes young people from the African, Caribbean and Black Canadian communities. Olympian Damian Warner is the keynote speaker.

Presented by: London Police
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Heritage Fair - Multiculturalism in Canada: 50 Years Later

Cost: Free | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Online

This year’s fair celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Multicultural Policy in Canada. LHC will host a one-hour moderated online panel discussion to discuss this nation-transforming phenomenon. Fair will be livestreamed on Facebook.

Presented by: London Heritage Council
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Black History Month Art Workshop – Zoom (Ages 8+)

Cost: Free | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Venue: Online

Create your very own Lois Mailou Jones-inspired painting in this fun, interactive workshop. Our instructor will guide you through a simple step-by-step process from start to finish. All materials provided. No experience necessary.

Presented by: London Public Library
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African Food Festival

Cost: $10.00 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Trinity United Church

Please join us on Saturday February 19th, 2022, and we will take you on a journey to discover the scents and culinary flavours of some regions of Africa.

Limited tickets:10$/person.  Reserve tickets before February 14th 4:00pm.
Contact: coordination.ethnoculturelle@ccflondon.ca | Text/WhatsApp 519-860-5517

Donations to the London Black History Coordinating Committee gratefully accepted.

Presented by: CCF London
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Children & Family Program

Cost: Free | 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Online

Join us for a weekly showcase of song, dance, spoken word, storytelling and more - by various artistes. Let the rich, cultural performances entertain and inspire curiosity in you as we celebrate Black History Month!

Presented by: London Public Library, London Black History Coordinating Committee
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African Caribbean Winter Market

Cost: Free | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Innovation Works

Makers, producers, and retailers from local African and Caribbean communities with retail-ready merchandise: art, jewelry, body care, recordings, clothing...More details coming soon

Presented by: Pillar Nonprofit Network, London Black History Coordinating Committee
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Origins of Canadian Black Immigrants

Cost: Free | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Online

Fireside Chat with Hon. Jean Augustine. Jean Madeline Augustine PC CM OOnt CBE is a Grenadian-Canadian educationalist, social advocate and politician. She was the first Black Canadian woman to serve as a federal Minister of the Crown and Member of Parliament. Amongst her notable achievements was legislation to protect disadvantaged low-income individuals including single mothers raising children; securing unanimous legislative support to pass a historic motion designating February as Black History Month in Canada; securing unanimous legislative support to pass a landmark motion to erect the only statue featuring women on Parliament Hill...

Presented by: Congress of Black Women London Chapter
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Youth Forum

Cost: Free | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Online

The Youth Forum will focus on post-secondary education and employment opportunities for Black youth. Speakers will share personal experience and will lead a 
discussion regarding the challenges facing today’s youth and how to empower our current youth to succeed. A panel of experts including the Honourable Marcie Ien, MP, Toronto Centre, and Minister for Women & Gender Equality and Youth and London West MP, Arielle Kayabaga, will share their path and experiences to their current roles in Canadian politics. Other panelist includes a top lawyer and local entrepreneurs will share their stories.

Presented by: London Black History Coordinating Committee
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Children & Family Program

Cost: Free | 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Online

Join us for a weekly showcase of song, dance, spoken word, storytelling and more - by various artistes. Let the rich, cultural performances entertain and inspire curiosity in you as we celebrate Black History Month!

Presented by: London Public Library, London Black History Coordinating Committee