Ottawa must officially recognize Black Excellence Day
Black Excellence Day, created in 2021, lands on Jan. 15. It recognizes that Black excellence is Canadian excellence and would be a meaningful way for Canada to close the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent.
Former governor general Michaëlle Jean attends a Black History Month celebration in Ottawa on Feb. 4, 2019. Black Excellence Day presents a powerful opportunity every year for learning, building awareness, and advocating for change, write Kamika Williams and Sheba Birhanu. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia