Then and Now: Our Journey Continues
From dynamic plays to spell-binding spoken word performances; inspiring church services to uplifting musical concerts; engaging workshops to enlightening exhibitions; there are so many ways for Nova Scotians to come together for African Heritage Month.
Observed every February, the annual celebration pays tribute to the deep and storied history of African Nova Scotians. Using education and entertainment, the collection of events and activities helps everyone gain a greater understanding of the African Nova Scotian experience, while nurturing an appreciation for a culture that has contributed greatly to this province’s rich diversity.
Spanning hundreds of years, African Nova Scotian settlement has long been connected to significant events in this province’s history. In turn, these vibrant communities have played an important role in shaping Nova Scotia from one end to the other.
It is with this great legacy in mind that the theme for this year’s African Heritage Month is “Then and Now: Our Journey Continues”. Focusing on historic African Nova Scotian communities, “Then and Now” is a chance to look back proudly on what was, while examining what needs to happen in order to ensure a bright future.
Running until March 5, more than 75 African Heritage Month events will take place across the province. To find out how you can take part, visit the events page on African Nova Scotian Affairs’ (ANSA) new website.
To discover more about historical African Nova Scotian settlements, visit ANSA’s informative Google Map.