Nominate a Rising Star!
Observed every February, African Heritage Month pays tribute to the deep and storied history of African Nova Scotians. Featuring events that educate and entertain, the annual celebration helps everyone gain a greater understanding of the African Nova Scotian experience, and nurtures an appreciation for a culture that has contributed greatly to this province’s rich diversity.
Each year, a provincial poster is created to promote African Heritage Month special events and to recognize significant people, places and events that have had an impact on African Nova Scotian communities across the province. Past themes have included “Leading Ladies, Lasting Legacies” in 2010, and “Unsung Heroes” in 2012.
For African Heritage Month 2014, the provincial poster will celebrate “Rising Stars” – the African Nova Scotian youth who are leading the way for the future of the African Nova Scotian community.
Until Friday, October 25, the African Heritage Month Information Network is seeking nominations of young men and women who have made positive contributions to their communities and are role models for those that follow them. If you know an African Nova Scotian youth under the age of 25 like that, nominate them today. They could play a starring role in the 2014 African Heritage Month poster!