Celebrate Black History

During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.

2024 Black History Month Launch Event

Join us for the exciting launch of Black History Month 2024 at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum! This FREE in-person event celebrates the rich history and contributions of the Black community

4th February 2024

Line-Up of Events for BHM 2024

January 18, 2024
Afro Latin American Film Festival
Kitchener Public Library

The Afro Latin American Film Festival is a celebration of our cultural diversity through the great stories told in this selection of movies. Proudly presented in collaboration between the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, the Black Studies program, Kitchener Public Library and the Spanish Film Club, the festival provides KW audiences with an opportunity to experience a dynamic selection of contemporary Afro Latin American films that celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the region.

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January 26, 2024
Ava DuVernay's Origin - Princess Cinemas
Princess Cinemas

Grappling with tremendous personal tragedy, writer Isabel Wilkerson sets herself on a path of global investigation and discovery as she writes Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.

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February 1, 2024
Black History Month Basketball Game
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

Black History Month Basketball Game Presented by KW Titans, Waterloo Regional Police and the City of Cambridge

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February 3, 2024
REGISTRY THEATRE ~ NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE
Registry Theatre

The Registry is presenting the renowned Canadian choir, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale as part of our annual Registry Winter Jazz Weekend in a concert celebration of Black History Month, and also the occasion of the Dett Chorale’s 25th anniversary, conducted by founding artistic director Brainerd Blyden-Taylor.

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February 7, 2024
Black Owned Market at the UofG
University of Guelph in the UC Courtyard

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February 13, 2024
Inspiring Black Flourishing in Waterloo Region and Beyond
Kitchener Public Library

 As we recognize Black History Month 2024, join the University of Waterloo for a free community talk and discussion. This event is held in partnership with the Kitchener Public Library and hosted by CBC Kitchener-Waterloo.

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February 17, 2024
RHYTHM & BLUES CAMBRIDGE BLACK LOVE DAY
Cambridge Community Players, formerly Galt Little Theatre. - 47 Water St S, Cambridge, ON N1R 6C9, Canada

For Black History Month 2024, Rhythm & Blues Cambridge is hosting their Black Love Day event on Saturday, February 17th at Cambridge Community Players, formerly Galt Little Theatre.

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February 18, 2024
Bring On The Sunshine
Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West, Kitchener ON

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February 23, 2024
SAY IT LOUD: CELEBRATING A HISTORY OF BLACK MUSIC
Royal City Church, 50 Quebec Street, Guelph

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about event details, access, participation, and support for Black History Month.

What is Black History Month?

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements and contributions of Black individuals and communities. It aims to recognize and honor the rich history and culture of the Black community.

How can I participate?

There are various ways to participate in Black History Month events. You can attend workshops, seminars, performances, and exhibitions. You can also volunteer or contribute to community initiatives that celebrate Black history and culture.

Are the events free?

Some events may be free, while others may require tickets or registration. It is best to check the event details for information on ticketing and pricing.

How can I support?

You can support Black History Month by attending events, spreading awareness, and engaging in conversations about Black history and culture. You can also consider making donations to organizations that promote and celebrate Black heritage.