Celebrate Black History Month with a Mosaic of Black Culture

Innisfil, ON – February is Black History Month, and this year, the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is proud to sponsor a Mosaic of Black Culture, a Family Event. Created by Making Change Simcoe County, a series of events will take place at libraries across the region, highlighting Black History and culture, with a focus on the Afro-Caribbean Canadian Experience.  

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library will host the Mosaic of Black Culture on Saturday February 11, 2023 from 1-3 pm at the Lakeshore Branch located at 967 Innisfil Beach Road in Alcona. Traditional Caribbean music will be performed by award-winning steel pan drummer D’Jango Pan Fyah. At this family-friendly event, youth will have the opportunity to try drumming and create their own drum to take home. Making Change speaker Debbie Opoku-Mulder will deliver an engaging talk on Black History from the local Canadian perspective.  

“We are a proud partner of Making Change and support the important work they do to educate and lift up Black History and culture. We are excited to bring a Mosaic of Black Culture to Innisfil” said Erin Scuccimarri, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library CEO. “As a community hub, we believe that the Library plays a vital role in both celebrating diversity and in amplifying the voices of Black, Indigenous, and communities of colour that are underrepresented in our community. We hope everyone will join us in celebrating Black History Month this February.” 

This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Visit Innisfil ideaLAB & Library online to register

Since 1995, Canadians have celebrated Black History Month thanks to the Honourable Jean Augustine, the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament. Despite having a presence that dated long before Confederation, Black Canadians are often left out of history books, and their culture, stories and endless achievements remain unrecognized. For more information celebrating the contributions of Black Canadians visit www.innisfilidealab.ca/bhm to learn about community partners, events, book lists and other resources available all year long.