Location: Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre, Springhill NS
This year's African Heritage Month provincial theme, The Ties that Bind: Faith, Family & Community, recognizes the unique bond People of African Descent share through Faith, Family and Community. This theme is about celebrating the longstanding legacy of Faith and Spirituality, acknowledging strong family tiles and honouring the togetherness of the African Nova Scotian Community. These ties help facilitate a greater bond and understanding of all cultures in Nova Scotia. The theme also aligns with the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (DPAD). The goal of DPAD is to strenghten global cooperation in support of people of African descent as they strive for full inclusion in all aspects of society. Nova Scotia has over 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities with a long, deep and complex history dating back over 200 years. African Heritage month provides us with another opportunity to celebrate our culture, legacy, achievements and contributions of our people-past and present.