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January 30, 2023

Black History Month kicks off in southern Grey County

Junction Community Initiatives 2023 Black History Month Opening Ceremony event

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — Junction Community Initiatives (JCI) is kicking off Black History Month with a celebration of Grey County's diversity on Wednesday, February 1. The evening will be an in-person/live-streamed event at the Dundalk United Church hosted by Safoorah Forde and moderated by Southgate Deputy Mayor Barbara Dobreen.

It all gets started at 6:30 pm with a light supper followed by an opening ceremony at 7:30 pm. will include performances by DD Watson, A. Blossom and more. Greetings will be presented by Southgate Mayor and Grey County Warden Brian Milne and others including lawyer/author Steve Anderson.

The opening ceremony begins a month of celebrations with JCI, in collaboration with Grey Highlands Public Library, Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library, various schools and other community organizations. This year's theme is Together We Celebrate.

February 1: Opening ceremony at Dundalk United Church

February 11: Sheffield Park Black History and Cultural Museum Exhibit at Grey Highlands Public Library, Flesherton

February 28: Closing ceremony in Dundalk

All events will be published on the Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library and Grey Highlands Public Library websites.

JCI is a dynamic not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering the community by delivering positive economic services and social programs for success. The association fosters and develops community spirit, promotes organized arts, education, social & justice services, employment services, health and wellness, and other community endeavours.

Admission is free with goodwill donations accepted. RSVP is preferred for the opening ceremony portion. To access the live-streamed event on your computer or cell phone, use Zoom ID 843 5333 6649 and passcode 324803, or listen in by phone 647-558-0588.


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