BURNABY—February is Black History Month. This year, community events and programmes feature outstanding films, artistic and historical exhibits, as well as new strategies for fighting anti-black racism.
CUPE National’s web coverage of Black History Month features a checklist on fighting racism.
Here in B.C., the Vancouver International Film Festival will feature screenings of several films on black history, including the Vancouver premiere of the Academy Award-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro (screening from Feb 24), which links the lives of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Medgar Evers through the eyes of writer James Baldwin and filmmaker Raoul Peck.
A complete list of Lower Mainland-based events can be found here.
In Victoria, the BC Black History Awareness Society has several events planned.
- January Protocol Gathering
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