2019 Ottawa Black History Month Launch & Opening Ceremony
January 26 - 14:00 - 16:00
You are invited to the Ottawa Black History Month Launch & Opening Ceremony, on Saturday 26 January, 2019, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m., at the City of Ottawa Jean Piggott Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa.
For the 2019 Black History Month, the people of Ottawa can look forward to several wonderful events, highlighting the many achievements and valuable contributions made by people of African descent, to science, world history, culture and civilizations. To launch the 2019 Black History Month observance in Canada’s capital, Black History Ottawa has teamed up with various associations to present the Launch & Opening Ceremony.
Focusing on the theme “Our Canadian Story: Nothing About Us, Without Us!”, to advance the spirit and intention of the U.N. Decade of People of African Descent (2015-2024)., the evening’s program will reflect the linguistic and cultural diversity of Ottawa’s Black community. It will include the presentation of the 2019 Black History Month proclamation by Mayor Jim Watson, the official unveiling of the 2019 Canada Post Black History Month stamp, remarks from dignitaries, as well as live performances by local artists. As well, a number of individuals will receive the Black History Ottawa Community Builder awards.
Join Black History Ottawa to make February 2019 the most memorable Black History Month ever!