You don’t need the Anglican Church Women Diocesan Board to remind you that February is the month to honour the legacy of those of African descent. But did you know that what is called Black History Month in PEI, sees this February the production of new videos, as part of the Black Women’s History Project, to help Island students learn about the history of Black women in PEI, from enslavement to the present day?
Known as African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia, this year's theme, Seas of Struggle: African Peoples from Shore to Shore, recognizes the struggles people of African Descent face from the shores of Africa to the shores of Nova Scotia. “If we want to build a Canada fit for human beings, a Canada of equality, equity – we have to realize that the struggle still continues.” (Isaac Saney, Black studies specialist at Dalhousie University).
February is the perfect month to recommit ourselves to our baptismal covenant “to strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.” We will, with God’s help!