Celebrating Black History Month #hereatSAIT
Explore and celebrate the heritage and traditions of Black Canadians
After a unanimous vote by the House of Commons in December 1995, the month of February was officially designated as Black History Month in Canada. This historic motion was spearheaded by the Honourable Jean Augustine — the first Black woman to be elected a Member of Parliament. Thanks to Augustine’s efforts, Black History Month is officially observed across the nation and Canadians are called to take part in celebrations and activities that honour Black Canadians.
This time last year we celebrated Black History Month here at SAIT through music, dance and storytelling. This year, we’re taking the celebrations virtual, with opportunities for the SAIT community to listen, learn and share the important contributions of Black Canadians to our history and culture.
Learn about local legend John Ware
Switch up your virtual background for Black History Month
Save your favourite images below (just right-click), add them to Zoom or Teams and test them out at your next class or meeting.
Learn more about SAIT’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy and find related training opportunities and resources on sait.ca.