A message about Black History Month from your neighbourhood social worker, Tannis Eapen

Hello Thorncliffe Greenview!

February is Black History Month and I have to admit, this is my first year as a Community Social Worker to even send something out about it.  Events of 2020 have certainly brought issues around racial justice to the forefront, although they have been here for so long.

I want to encourage you all to start somewhere with learning about Black History. Below are some links to resources to help.  With everything virtual now, it can be overwhelming with all the links and emails – even just check out one video and that is a start!

If you have an idea you would like to work on in the community, let me know! 


Celebrate Black History Month | CBC News

  • This has lots of resources from videos to books to music to virtual events

Black History Month – Canada.ca

  • Some great videos and resources.  I really liked the one about Harriet Tubman.

Celebrate Black History Month with UCalgary | News | University of Calgary

  • Go to University!  Some great sessions including one from a Colleague of mine, Cynthia Okafor about How to Be Actively Anit-Racist

Alberta student 1st Canadian to win $500K Cdn international science competition | CBC News

  • The inspiring story of Maryam Tesege, an Eritrean youth from Alberta.  You will learn something about science!

Tannis Eapen, BSW, RSW
Community Social Worker
Calgary Neighbourhoods www.calgary.ca
Phone:  403- 828-8394  Email:  tannis.eapen@calgary.ca

TGCA Programming & Community Engagement Coordinator

Programming and Community Engagement Coordinator at the TGCA, v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com

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