On Saturday, February 12th from 11 am – 2 pm, the Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment (JAC) will be bringing together community members, stakeholders, and local talent from across the GTA for its annual Black History Month Celebration & Fundraiser, ‘Black Legacy: A Celebration of Black Canada’.
The online event will feature cooking and art workshops, artistic performances by JAC’s young women and girls, and special guests including the Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine. The goal is to raise $20,000 to help ensure the continuation of after-school programs, workshops and camps for young women and girls throughout the Greater Toronto Area and the rest of Canada. Supporting over 1562 girls and women last year alone, this upcoming Black History Month fundraiser is pivotal for the well-being and the continued development of the community they serve.
“February 12th, we celebrate Black History Month in Canada at the JAC. Black History Month is a time to honour and celebrate the contributions of African Canadians. Black History is Canadian History. This year’s theme is ‘February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day’”, Jean Augustine reminded us.
The Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment was opened in June 2014 by Augustine. Every Black History Month celebrated by JAC is also a celebration of the same Black Legacy that helped make this month possible. The legacy of Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine and the achievements of Black Canadians past, present and future.
Join JAC as they celebrate the legacy of the Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine and a number of other Black Canadians. Those who are interested in joining can visit Eventbrite or JAC’s Shop page to purchase
tickets. To learn more about JAC visit: https://jeanaugustinecentre.ca/