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February 2018 has been proclaimed as “Black History Month” in the City of Brooks. To commemorate the legacy of Black Canadians, the City, in partnership with Brooks Local Immigration Partnership and Brooks and County Immigration Services, will be hosting a Movies for Change community event on Sunday, February 25th at 4:00 p.m. in the JBS Canada Centre Flexroom.
Movies for Change is an initiative ignited by the City’s Welcoming & Inclusive Committee in hopes to bring about learning and social change through inspirational movies. To honour Black History Month the movie “42” has been selected. This movie tells a story of two men, Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey, who defy Major League Baseball’s colour barrier in 1946 and change the world forever with their stand against prejudice views.
“Few Canadians are aware of the fact that African people were once enslaved in the territory that is now Canada, and those who fought enslavement helped to lay the foundation of Canada’s diverse and inclusive society. Black History Month is a time to learn more about these stories and their importance to the history of the country,” said Libin Joseph, Inclusion Advisor.
For more information on the Black History Month event, please contact:Libin JosephInclusion Advisor