February 1, 2019

Legislative Assembly of Alberta Celebrates Black History Month

Category: News

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:

Jeanette Dotimas
Communications Consultant
Mobile: 780.862.6362

Alex McCuaig, Chief of Staff to the Speaker
Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Office: 780.427.2464