George Brown College issued the following announcement on Feb. 14.
During Black History Month Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.
Throughout February we are celebrating Black-identified leaders at George Brown College, both students and employees, and asking them to share their stories in their own words.
In this post we'll hear from Jacqueve Colaire, a student in our Behaviour Analysis program. Jacqueve is also a Black Student Success Network (BSSN) ambassador.
What does Black History Month mean to you?
Black History Month is a time of reflection but also a time to show the progress we as a people have made towards doing what we need to do! The initiatives that I have seen around the campus have really given me that sense of community and family. It shows that we see the exterior differences, but we have one common goal as the human race.
How are you celebrating?
I am celebrating by helping the BSSN as an ambassador. Through different programming and activities, we are here to celebrate with everyone the great things that our people have done. It’s a month of recognition but the goal of spreading black love and empowerment is forever something I strive to do every day of the year.
A few more thoughts?
The more I think about what this month represents, the more I understand that my goal is to always strive to be better and to keep uplifting my people through my actions. I believe that we, people of colour, more than ever should try our best to attain as much knowledge as we can so we can change the way that the world views us as a people. This month is just a friendly reminder that the world does see and acknowledge us. The more we recognize this during this month, the more we push every day to do great things.
Original source: https://www.georgebrown.ca/news/what-black-history-month-means-to-me-student-leader-jacqueve-colaire/