Written by Carmen Law, Director, Belonging, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
February may have come to a close, but that does not mean celebrating, honouring and recognizing Black history and excellence ends as well. We can take steps every single day to learn and unlearn, to reflect, to elevate and amplify Black voices and stories.
A few simple examples to continue our work is to:
- Continue own learning journey
- Resource banks: Virtual Library Display and Creative Equity Toolkit
- Explore diverse content through various medium, like Black authors, song writers, storytellers and producers
- Visit and purchase products and services from Black-owned local businesses
- Advance and encourage diverse leadership perspectives and voices
- Challenge and interrupt discrimination, harassment, harm, and systems of oppression
This year’s initiatives during Black History Month is just a start, we will continue conversations, share African and Caribbean culture, and support Black led initiatives. Continue to look for ways to get involved or suggest ideas and other ways we can continue to celebrate diversity.