Youth Services will be extending our acknowledgment of #BlackExcellenceDay to #BlackHistoryMonth by connecting with youth through social media and Drop-in programs. Paint portraits of influential Black Canadians at the new Youth Centre Art Nook, and participate in a BC Black history activity at the all ages Family Day open House event. Stop by one of our Drop-in programs or check out our Instagram page for more information.
We'd like to open this year's acknowledgement of #BHM with a poem by amazing BC artist Shayna Jones. Shayna is an award winning professional performance artist specializing in the Traditional Oral Storytelling of African and Afro-Diasporic Folklore. As a professionally trained Actor, Vocalist, and Fine Mover, Shayna has performed for audiences across Canada.
Visit her site wearestoryfolk.com
Black Roots: For the black youth of Canada - Shayna Jones