Celebrating African Heritage Month

Our Smiles, Our Joy, Our Resilience as African Nova Scotians is the theme for Nova Scotia’s 2024 celebration of African Heritage Month. The theme “outlines the spirit of perseverance that people of African Descent have demonstrated over the centuries in our province. It can be said that our smiles can tell a story, they can share our joy and can share our resilience. This African Heritage Month, we celebrate our heritage and culture and the incredible spirit to overcome. The theme also aligns with the final year of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (DPAD) 2015-2024. The goal of DPAD is to strengthen global cooperation in support of people of African descent, increase awareness and the passage towards presence in all aspects of society.”

“Nova Scotia has 52 historic African Nova Scotian communities with a long, deep and complex history dating back over 200 years. African Heritage Month provides us with another opportunity to celebrate our culture, legacy, achievements and contributions of our people – past and present.” (Credit – https://bccns.com/african-heritage-month-2024-theme-announced/)

We celebrate with our brothers and sisters of African descent across Atlantic Canada. We’ll be posting here and on our social media throughout February.

Read more here: https://bccns.com/african-heritage-month-2024-theme-announced/

(Photo Credit – https://bccns.com/african-heritage-month-2024-theme-announced/)

Here are a list of events across Nova Scotia you can participate in to celebrate: https://www.ahm.bccnsweb.com/wp/home/

Read, Listen, & Learn as part of your celebration and participation in African Heritage Month and Black History Month:

African United Baptist Association of Nova Scotia:

Profile of AUBA Moderator, Rev. Dr. Elias Mutale:

Oasis 2022 Keynotes from Rev. Dr. Rhonda Y. Britton:

Heritage Story: The African United Baptist Association, by Rev. Allister Johnson:

Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia: African Heritage Month:

Read about and support Acadia Divinity College‘s new Rev. Dr. William and Dr. Pearleen Oliver Chair of Community Leadership and Social Justice:

Remembering Rev. David George, by Rev. Elias Mutale:

Remembering Rev. William White:

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