Carleton University’s Afro Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP) and the Nigerian Canadian Association (NCA), based in Montreal, will host its third annual, one-day, online Black History Month event. Sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, the evening’s festivities will celebrate Afro-Caribbean Black Canadian communities, by paying homage to their history and celebrating the great accomplishments of Afro-Caribbean Black (ACB) people.

When: Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
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The event will be co-hosted by the founder of the ACMP, Warren Clarke, and Tanya Vanloo from the Nigerian Canadian Association of Montreal.

Last year the event attracted 750 people, who enjoyed Caribbean food and desserts while listening to keynote addresses, as well as participating in live painting, a youth fashion show, panel discussion and a raffle giveaway for a pair of the Black History Month Nike Air Force Ones, Special edition. Although it was a time to remember, the ACMP looks forward to doing it big this year through an online experience.

Taking into consideration our current COVID-19 reality, audience members are encouraged to stay home and dance, sing and contribute to thought-provoking panel discussions that will empower the ACB community.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many businesses, especially in the ACB community, the event’s focus is to work in solidarity with Black businesses to remind our community to support Black-owned businesses during the pandemic. In doing so, the event will intentionally be broadcasting commercials slots in-between the program schedule. This is our way to ensure audience members recognize amazing Black Canadian businesses. Black-owned businesses are disproportionately affected by the pandemic and anti-Black racism when compared to any other groups of people.

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