February 1, 2019
Legislative Assembly of Alberta Celebrates Black History Month
Edmonton – Honourable Robert E. Wanner, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta,
will host a celebration of Black History Month in the Legislature rotunda on Monday, February 4,
at 6 p.m.
“Recognizing Black History Month is an important part of understanding human rights and
acknowledging the accomplishments and continuing contributions made by black Albertans to
the betterment of our province,” said Speaker Wanner.
Remarks will be delivered by:
- Mr. David Shepherd, MLA, on behalf of the Premier of Alberta
- Honourable Jason Kenney, MLA, Leader of the Official Opposition
- Mr. Rick Fraser, MLA, Leader of the Alberta Party Caucus
- Mr. Muru Khamisi, Community Advocate
The celebration of Black History Month at the Alberta Legislature is open to the public and will
feature performances by musicians MelAfrique and spoken word artist Yusra Ali. The Africa
Centre Club children’s choir will lead in the singing of the national anthem.
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For media inquiries and more information:
Alex McCuaig, Chief of Staff to the Speaker
Legislative Assembly of Alberta