• Lift Every Voice 2018 Youth Choir Performance

Upcoming Events

African-American Read In

Let's get together to celebrate African Canadian and African American authors with stories and crafts for everyone.

This program is aimed at preschoolers and their caregivers, but everyone is welcome.


Ages 3-7


Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before start time.


The African-American Read In is a worldwide event established in 1990 as part of African Heritage Month to promote diversity in children's literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a spotlight on African American authors.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


Central Library - Sunday February 24th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm Lindsay Children's Room | Floor 2 Kids | Preschoolers

Film Screening & Panel Discussion - On the Money: Black Women's Voices for Change

On the Money is a 1-hour documentary about the award-winning actor, dancer, and playwright Leslie McCurdy.

It covers McCurdy's quest to inspire new generations about the power of those who dream of a better world. Her one-woman play, Things My Fore-Sisters Saw celebrates 4 heroines in Canada's civil rights movement, including Nova Scotia's own Viola Desmond, who is now "on the money". 

Following the film, a panel will explore the role played by Leslie McCurdy and the women she portrays as activists and changemakers. Our panelists will be Vanessa Fells, Susan Brigham, and Wendie Poitras.

Come contribute your voice to help us change the world for the better


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Central Library - Monday February 25th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm Paul O Regan Hall Adults

902ManUp Presents: Kitchen Conversation

Join 902ManUp as they facilitate a community "kitchen conversation" centered around the personal stories of family, friends, and community members who were influenced by the late Burnley "Rocky" Jones. 

This open discussion is meant to magnify the point that every member of our African Nova Scotian family can bring positivity to our community.


In partnership with 902ManUp & TD Bank Group


Halifax North Memorial Public Library - Monday February 25th @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm Terry Symonds Auditorium Adults

Thank You

Thank you to our Community Advisory Group for guiding and enriching African Heritage Month programs and content.

  • Tracey Jones-Grant | Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Russell Grosse | Black Cultural Centre
  • Sylvia Parris | Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Insititute
  • John Wedderburn | Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute​
  • Kesa Munroe-Anderson | NS Human Rights Commission
  • Karen Hudson | Auburn High School
  • Lou Gannon | African Nova Scotian Music Association
  • Juanita Peters | Africville Museum
  • Rielle Williams | Black Cultural Centre
  • Renise Cain | Halifax Public Libraries
  • Crystal Mulder | Halifax Public Libraries

Thank you to the individuals and organizations who have brought African Heritage Month to life through events at the Library.

  • 902ManUp
  • African Nova Scotian Music Association
  • Africentric Learning Institute (ALI)
  • Africville Heritage Trust
  • Ashanti Leadership & Professional Development Services
  • Black & Immigrant Women Network Association of Nova Scotia
  • Black Business Initiative
  • Black Educators Association
  • Black History Month Association
  • CBC
  • Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute
  • Fernwood Publishing
  • Global Afrikan Congress – Nova Scotia Chapter
  • Halifax Community Investment Fund
  • Maritime Centre for African Dance
  • Mary's African Cuisine
  • Neptune Theatre
  • Nova Scotia Mass Choir
  • Patoria Legacy Project
  • Saint Mary's University
  • TD Halifax Jazz Festival
  • TeensNowTalk Magazine
  • The Objective