Toronto PWA; Black History Month Celebration 2024

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Theme: UBUNTU: Humanity To Others

I am what I am because of who we all are.

February 1st, 2024


1st Floor

Lunch Hour Sessions

Mondays 12pm – 1pm

  • February 5th Music & Entertainment History under the theme: “Harmony of Heritage”
  • February 7th “Sisters’ Voices: Empowering Dialogues for Black History Month”
  • February 12th A Culinary tribute to Black History under the theme: “Soulful Flavors”
  • February 19th “Elegance in Ebony: A Fashion Odyssey Celebrating Black History”
  • February 26th “Sisters’ Voices: Empowering Dialogues for Black History Month”

“Friday Grooves: A Black Music Extravaganza”

Every Friday at 5pm

  • February 2nd
  • February 9th
  • February 16th
  • February 23rd
  • February 29th

Celebrating Black History Month: Join Us in Honouring the Past and Shaping the Future

Black History Month is celebrated in Canada to recognize and honor the contributions and achievements of people of African and Caribbean descent to the country’s history, culture, and society. The observance serves to acknowledge the integral role that Black Canadians have played and continue to play in shaping the nation.

Black History Month provides an opportunity to highlight the experiences and struggles of Black Canadians throughout history, including their contributions to various fields such as politics, the arts, science, and social justice. It also serves as a platform for educating people about the history of Black communities in Canada, including their experiences with slavery, racial discrimination, and their ongoing fight for equality and social justice.

By celebrating Black History Month, Canada aims to promote inclusivity, diversity, and understanding among its citizens, and to ensure that the stories and achievements of Black Canadians are recognized and appreciated. It provides a platform for learning, reflection, and dialogue on the importance of respecting and celebrating the diversity of Canadian society.

As February approaches, we’re excited to invite you to join us in commemorating Black History Month—an opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage, achievements, and resilience of the Black community.

What to Expect

– Inspirational speakers sharing impactful stories

– Engaging discussions on Black history and its significance

– Opportunities to connect and learn from one another

Why Attend

  • This is more than an event; it’s a chance to foster understanding, embrace diversity, and be part of a community dedicated to positive change.
  • Let’s honour the past, celebrate the present, and work towards a future where unity and equality flourish. We look forward to your presence.

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Love in Action Campaign 2023

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Donate to The Love In Action Campaign 2023 to support those in most need of the services at the Essentials Market, a place that is focused on the wellness of each person. read the short brochure on areas that need love through your donations.

There are more community members coming to the Essentials Market because the exorbitant rise in the cost of living, including food and other life essentials, has been devastating. Bottom line: we need to keep our shelves filled with healthy food and other items, but it’s getting harder to do on our slim budget. Plus, there is a critical need for particular new equipment. 

Let us strengthen the community as we raise the goal of $54,950. For anyone to visit the Essentials Market, it takes a tremendous amount of courage. To cross the threshold of the Essentials Market is to be embraced and respected in love, joy, and community.

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Posting opening date: April 20, 2023
Posting Closing Date: May 8, 2023

About the Toronto HIV Sector, Co-location Working Group

The Toronto HIV Sector Co-location Working Group includes Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA), the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP), Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS), Prisoners’ HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN), Toronto HIV/AIDS Network (THN) and the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA). The Working Group was formed to facilitate the development of a community hub for those most vulnerable to HIV in Toronto: Black and other racialized people, members of the 2SLGBTIQ+, women, newcomers, people involved in the criminal justice system, people aging with HIV, people who use drugs – all who are living with or at risk of acquiring HIV. 

PWA has a mission of engaging people living with HIV/AIDS in enhancing their health and well-being through practical and therapeutic support services and broader social change, and to inspire them to live into their dreams and discoveries.

Download the Job description for details Here

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