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Richmond celebrates Black History Month with exhibitions and programs

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:40 PST, Wed January 31, 2024

The City of Richmond is celebrating and honouring Black History Month in February with more than a dozen events and activities that pay tribute to the legacy and rich cultural heritage of the Black community in Canada. Richmond residents and visitors will have the opportunity to engage in discussions, immersive exhibits and vibrant performances that highlight the significant achievements and resilience of Black individuals throughout history.

This month-long celebration promotes inclusivity, diversity and appreciation for the diverse narratives that shape our collective history and the rich cultural heritage of our community. Events include the following, with all details found in one place at

Richmond Cultural Centre

  • Exhibition: Black Artists and Creators in Our Community
  • Artistic Ode to Black History – An Artist Talk with Tosin Peters

Richmond Art Gallery

  • Exhibition: Let the real world in
  • Talkback Tour with Daniella Barreto
  • Artist Salon Social with Yaimel López Zaldívar

Library programs and activities

  • Film Club: Screenings of Black-centred stories with Black-led casts (Brighouse location)
  • Community Table: Hosted by Jackie Bailey from Canada Post, to showcase this year’s Black History Month stamp
  • Musical Performance: Checo Tohomaso, for children and families
  • Speaker Presentation: Black Inventors, with Lindagene Coyle from Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Online Author Talk: Sheila Murray, author of Finding Edward 

For full details, visit

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