As we continue our work toward liberation of Black lives and Black people, the Ontario AIDS Network joins our partners in marking Black Futures Month and Black History Month. Throughout this month and over this coming year, we ask our Members, stakeholders and partners to identify their commitments to Black liberation, to self-educate and reflect; and to meaningfully and equitably engage Black communities in their work. We ask our Members to recognize that HIV work is Black liberation work and to Step Forward to challenge anti-Black racism in all aspects of the HIV response. 

How to Post Events and Share Information
The OAN will be highlighting Black History Month and Black Futures month events and activities happening across our network through our social media, newsletter, and our events webpage.
Subscribe to the OAN’s bi-monthly newsletter to learn more.
Visit the OAN events page to see events, or message Precious Maseko to share information about a Black History Month or Black Futures Month event.

Black History Month is a month-long observance and celebration of the resistance and achievements of Black people in Canada and beyond. It is a time to remember the people, events and the history of the African diaspora.

Black Futures Month is a time to envision, build and define the Black future, where Black people are liberated and share what that would look like. Black Lives Matter envisions a “A future where our opportunities are abundant, we are thriving, and our lives are safe from police violence. We deserve a future where we are fully free. Where we are seen and valued as our full selves — mothers, fathers, teachers, students. Where politicians create policy and platforms to address the issues that impact our daily lives. Where we are not targeted and killed by law enforcement.”