2023 Black History Month – Celebrating Black Excellence in Saskatoon
Black History is Canadian History! Join us to commemorate the 2023 Black History Month!!
The month of February of each year is designated for the commemoration of Black History in Canada.
As a Black-led charity, the commemoration of Black History Month is integral to the mandate of Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc (TAYFFI) – showcasing Black excellence and creating awareness on the historic and ongoing contributions of people of African Descent and Black Canadians in the Greater Saskatoon Metropolis, and Canada from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
Drawing inspiration from the Government of Canada’s theme, “Ours To Tell ,” TAYFFI’s theme of “Our History, Ours To Tell” centres on the three pillars of Resistance, Resilience, and Resolution which highlights the importance of telling Black History in its richness vis-à-vis the tenacity of our forebearers in resisting oppression, the resilience of Black trailblazers overcoming odds and breaking barriers, and the resolve of the people of African Descent and Black Canadians to protect their identity, preserve their heritage, and tell their story -themselves- from generations to generations.
TAYFFI’s planned February month-long activities and events are as follows:
- Week 1 (Saturday, February 4th, 2023) – Virtual Opening Ceremony and Panel Discussion: Telling Our Story in its Richness | Livestream event
- Week 2 (Monday, February 6 – Friday, February 10, 2023) – Black Youth Mentoring: A Day in the life of a Mentor series. Connecting Saskatoon Black Youth with Saskatoon Black Industry Experts in real-time. Stories from the week’s experience will be shared on TAYFFI’s official social media platforms i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
- Week 3 (Saturday, February 18, 2023) – Black Women Entrepreneurs Virtual Panel Discussion: Black Women In Business – Our Struggles, Our Successes! Registration via TAYFFI’s official Facebook Page: click here
- Week 4 (Tuesday, February 28, 2023) – Pan-Canadian BHM Gala: Our History, Ours To Tell! Register on Eventbrite
The Gala is an in-person closing ceremony of TAYFFI’s 2023 Black History Month celebrations and open to Saskatoon Black communities and allies from Canada’s coast-to-coast-to-coast.
Dignitaries across levels of Government, Crown representatives, BIPOC Community Leaders, and Industry Experts are expected to grace the occasion.
The Gala event will feature among others: keynotes, goodwill messages, complimentary ethnic food/refreshments, guest performances, and Afro Live Band!
Venue: Remai Modern, 102 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, SK | Admission Strictly by Ticket
Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc is a Registered Charity. Our Charity Number is 786514497RR0002 | For inquiries regarding sponsorship and donation, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org