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February is Black History Month in Canada & New Westminster

Updated: Feb 4, 2022

Youth Services will be extending our acknowledgment of #BlackExcellenceDay to #BlackHistoryMonth Throughout February, New West Youth Services will be incorporating activities that bring awareness to Black Canadian history, individuals, books, movies and spotlights on some familiar faces in our very own department. Come see us at Drop-in and of course follow along with us @newwestyouth on Instagram.

We'd like to begin 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.

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Black Roots: For the black youth of Canada - Shayna Jones

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