Equity Matters

February 2022

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February's Focus is Love

Many attribute this month to one of love and connectedness. However, with widespread protests spreading, not only across the province but the country, divisiveness seems to be taking precedent.

These past few weeks, Canadian communities have been threatened by symbols and acts rooted in hatred and discrimination. Hate has no place here.

To counter misinformation and discrimination, this issue is about celebrating strength and community, through the lens of love.

Love Canadian Black History, This Month and Always!

Celebrating 26 Years of Canadian Black History Month

Love Brings Communities Together!

Local Black History Month Events

Attached is the BHM Calendar Card containing the link to the live BHM event's Calendar. (HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/525YFY7X)

From the Human Rights & Equity Office | Queen's University

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Celebrating Black Creators: Readings of Poetry and Prose

KFPL is accepting community submissions of poetry and flash fiction incorporating diverse Black perspectives. In partnership with the LDSB, this project aims to promote the diverse creative energies of Kingston by showcasing submissions on the KFPL website and will culminate with a live online event.

KFPL is accepting one piece per writer ages 13 and up from Feb. 1 to 27. Submissions can be made through the KFPL website, or by emailing Jake Miller at jmiller@kfpl.ca

On February 22 &23, Kingston-born spoken word performer, writer and poet Britta Badour, better known as Britta B, is hosting writer's workshops. The focus of this workshop will be writing with the aim of reenvisioning the Black experience and Black existence.

On February 28, creators can read their works to the community with Celebrating Black Creators: Readings of Poetry and Prose.

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Love Amplifies Past, Present and Future Changemakers!

Love Celebrates Lunar New Year Around the World!

Lunar New Year: Cities around the world celebrate the Year of the Tiger

Love Unites Us To Stand Up for Respect!

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Because Love Will Not Only End Hate,

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It Will Break Glass Ceilings!

The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers

To The Limestone Community...

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Equity Matters: We Are All Learning Together

As Limestone District School Board employees, we are all a part of this learning journey. If you have ideas about future equity topics or terminology, please contact Rae McDonald.