February is Black History Month. It’s a time when members of black communities can celebrate the contributions made by Canadians of African Origin to our union, our country and around the world.
It’s also an opportunity to learn about and appreciate how these contributions have enriched our society.
CUPE produced a black history bookmark in 2004 to help CUPE locals, divisions and committees ‘mark’ Black History Month.
If you or your local is holding a black history event, be sure to email us your stories, or your website links, so we can share them with other CUPE members.
For more information on Black History Month, visit:
- Black History at the City of Toronto Archives
- Canadian Black Heritage in the Third Millennium
- Canadian Race Relations Foundation
- Committee to Commemorate and Memorialize the Abolition of the Slave Trade (CMAST)
- Ontario Black History Society
- Toronto Black History Month Events (City of Toronto)
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists