Halton Hills will celebrate Black History Month with several community projects


Published January 25, 2023 at 1:51 pm

The Town encourages residents of Halton Hills to celebrate Black History Month this February with a series of free programs presented by Cultural Services and the Halton Hills Public Library.

“The Town partners with community-led cultural organizations throughout the year in order to foster understanding through learning, and to make Halton Hills a more inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play,” said Mayor Ann Lawlor, while recognizing Black History Month at the Jan. 23 council meeting.

She also invited the public to participate in programs which spotlight Black creativity.

This year, highlights of Black History Month programming include:

  • One Book, One Halton Hills, Halton Hills Public Library invites the community to stay tuned for the 2023 book title to be revealed January 27, in support of Black authors and athletes
  • Women and Growth, artwork by Sheryl Keen, presented by the Helson Gallery in the Sisnett Lobby of the Cultural Centre (Jan. 30 – Feb. 26)
  • Clef Notes to Canvas, painting workshop in partnership with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton at the Cultural Centre (Feb. 11, 1 to 4 p.m.)
  • Artist Q&A with Sheryl Keen and special guest Francesca Durham, presented by the Helson Gallery (February 25)
  • #ReadingBlackout campaign with the Halton Hills Public Library

For a full schedule of events and registration instructions, visit here.

Black History Month will also be recognized via a proclamation submitted by the African Caribbean Council of Halton (ACCH). Read the proclamation posted on the Town’s website and included in the General Information section of the Jan. 23 council agenda.

The public is also welcome to join the Mayor at the ACCH’s virtual event on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10, a.m. Join the event here.

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