Exploring Ottawa’s Black History - Past, Present and Future
During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada a culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous country.
Many prominent histories of Black Canadians are shared nationally, however, Beechwood is home to many important Black Canadians who have impacted our city.
Join us as we share the stories of Ottawa’s Black Community and those buried within our cemetery grounds followed by Councillor Rawlson King sharing his experience at City Hall.
Featured Speaker: Councillor Rawlson King: Ottawa’s First Black City Councillor.
Newly re-elected, Councillor King will provide us with an inside look at this journey to City Hall, his first term, the major events he navigated and re-election.
Join us on Thursday, February 23 2023 at 6:30 PM at Beechwood National Memorial Centre.
Sequence of the event
- Arrival: 6:30 PM
- Speakers: 6:45 PM until 7:30 PM
- Networking: 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM.
We welcome all to join us for an evening of storytelling and networking. Register today!