African Heritage Month Update | February 2022 | View as Webpage
African Heritage Month
February 2022 is Black History Month across Canada and African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia. Visit our Celebrating Black Joy: African Heritage Month website to learn about history, events, and resources at Acadia.
Cancelled Events
Upcoming Events
February 7 - Panel on The Black Experience in the Canadian Church: Joy in spite of; Joy Because of

Visit the Chapel website to learn more and register for the panel discussion on Zoom at 7 p.m.

February 9 - Bible Study on Joy to Survive and Thrive – Hagar and Ishmael. Genesis 16: 6 - 13

February 13 - Bible Study on Joy in Saying “No” to Enslavement – Onesimus. Philemon: 1: 1 - 25

Visit the Chapel website to join Bible Study sessions on Zoom at 6:30 p.m.
February 15-17 - Experience the 2022 Simpson Lectures
The Simpson Lectures provide an opportunity for distinguished scholar-practitioners to reflect with our community on effective ministry practices for our current cultural context.

The three-day program takes place in mid-February and includes lectures, daytime seminars, and worship experiences. The lectures were established and endowed by Mr. Gerald Simpson of Deer Island, New Brunswick.

This year, the lectures will explore - How Then Shall We Live? Racism in the Church.

February 17 - Black History Month Virtual Celebration

Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities.

The 2022 theme for Black History Month is: “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day,” which focuses on recognizing the daily contributions that Black Canadians make to Canada.

Learn more about these communities, and how they continue to help shape the story of Canada.

Tune in to the Black History Month virtual celebration on Facebook Live at 8 p.m. (ADT), on February 17, 2022. This live virtual event highlighting this year’s theme will feature performances, tributes, interviews and much more!

February 28 - Attend a Evening with Donald Oliver
The Honorable Donald Oliver (’60, ’07 HON) has been a lawyer, professor, farmer, businessman, author, Cordon Bleu Chef, and Senator who rose to serve with distinction as Deputy Speaker in the Senate of Canada; as Chairman of six standing committees of Parliament; as Chairman or Deputy Chairman of seven inter-parliamentary associations; and as a ubiquitous spokesperson for diversity, pluralism, fairness and equality.

On this final day of African Heritage and Black History Month at 7 p.m., Dr. Oliver will discuss his life’s work and experiences as a Black Nova Scotian with Executive Director, Alumni Affairs Oonagh Proudfoot (’93, ’06).

On Demand - African Heritage Month launched in Nova Scotia
On January 26, 2022, Nova Scotia held a virtual provincial proclamation launch and poster unveiling ceremony for African Heritage Month. This year's them is Through Our Eyes: The Voices of African Nova Scotians. It recognizes the legacies of people of African descent through first voice, lived realities, and experiences.

The theme highlights that when we listen to others’ perspectives, interpretations, and views on the world, particularly those from marginalized communities, we will gain a more meaningful understanding of how to make our world a better place.

Learn more and watch the video event.

Download the poster and social media graphics. online.
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