Amplify Black Canadians and support the call to build a Museum & Cultural Centre.
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Although Black people have been in Canada since the early 1600’s, there are few permanent structures in Canada that speak to the African diaspora.
The goal of The Simunye Foundation is to build a cultural centre that honours the history and legacy of Black Canadians, while celebrating African and Caribbean culture. This space would not just be a museum or historical site, but a hub for Black culture, community, commerce and personal development.
From Mathieu da Costa, the first recorded black person to set foot on land now known as Canada, to modern day Canadians of African and Caribbean descent who have made great contributions to this country, it is overdue that a permanent structure be created to honour and grow these traditions.
In recent times we have seen how not knowing the significance of how Black Canadians have been integral in shaping and defining the Canadian culture effects the whole society.
Our goal of 10,000 signatures will tell the powers that be and decision makers that it’s time Black History is more than one month of the year. It’s time for a Cultural Centre that offers continual learning about the Black Canadian experience for all Canadians.
For more information on this initiative, visit: www.simunyefoundation.org
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