As we find ourselves spending more time at home, the need to engage with the world outside our walls becomes increasingly important. Here are some of the ways the team of Library Services are celebrating Black History Month (or Black Futures Month) virtually and remotely.
Attend a Virtual Event
- ARCADO (Anti-racism and Cultural Diversity Office) has a catalogue of film screenings and events to celebrate Black History Month in 2021!
- City of Toronto Programs
- Toronto Public Library Black History Month
- Six Members of Toronto’s Medical Community Talk about their Experiences
Learn about Local Black History.
Take Online Courses
- Anti-Racism 1: From Freedom Rides to Ferguson: Narratives of Non-Violence in the Civil Rights Movement
- Learning About Racism (Canadian Race Relations Foundation)
Help Make Canada a Better Place
Our Library catalogue
Black History Month coincides not only with new stay at home orders, but also the migration of the University of Toronto Libraries and our library catalogue to a brand new platform. So while we are ironing out the kinks with our new library catalogue (which we’re excited to share with you, you’ll love it), we hope you enjoy and take advantage of the outside resources that highlight some of the ways our staff is celebrating Black history this February.
We are always interested in adding to our Anti-BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) Racism resources and partnering with other initiatives at Unity Health. Please contact us if you have any ideas, suggestions or feedback.
We wish you a rewarding and enlightening Black History Month!