Museum of Dufferin & Dufferin County Administration Office Celebrate Black History Month

Jan 23rd, 2020
By rwhelan
group accepting proclamation

Recently, Dufferin County Warden and Melancthon Township Mayor Darren White proclaimed February as Black History Month in the County of Dufferin.

Alethia O'Hara-Stephenson along with students Janine Beckford, Ashana Smith and Soha Soliman were in attendance to accept the proclamation. The group presented Council regarding the history of significant contributions and achievements of Black Canadians both past and present in Dufferin County.

The MoD in partnership with Alethia O'Hara-Stephenson and members of the CDDHS Youth Advisory Committee and G.E.T. Outreachworks will kick off Black History Month with the historic Pan African flag raising ceremony at the MoD on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

The County of Dufferin Administration Office along with Alethia O'Hara-Stephenson and members of the CDDHS Youth Advisory Committee will also host a Pan African flag raising ceremony at the County offices at at 51 Zina St, Orangeville on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 11:00 am.

On Sunday, February 23, 2020, the MoD will host a panel discussion with guest speakers, a Black History Month exhibit and a presentation on the influence of diversity in music.

G.E.T. Outreachworks is a non-profit group that is dedicated to partnering with community-based agencies to reach the community-at-large through education and collaboration.

The County of Dufferin and Museum of Dufferin are proud to be involved with helping our community learn about those that have contributed in the past and present and to those who are the future of this community through two events to be held at the Museum.

More information will be announced.


For further information, please contact:

Nanci Malek
Events, Promotions, Marketing Coordinator
Museum of Dufferin
936029 Airport Rd., Mulmur ON L9V 0L3
Tel: 519-941-1114 ext. 4015