What does Black History Month mean to you? Alumna Dania Niles

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During Black History Month Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.  

Throughout February we're celebrating Black leaders at George Brown College, including students, alumni and employees, and asking them to share their stories in their own words. 

In this post we'll hear from Dania Niles, Team Lead for George Brown’s Black Student Success Network and a graduate of the Business Administration—Project Management program

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History month for me is a time of celebration. A month where we celebrate the past and present accomplishments of Blacks who have positively contributed to our society. It is also a time where we acknowledge the challenges that we have faced, are facing and will face as we continue on our journeys. Strengthening each other and building resilience as we look forward to what lies ahead.  

How will you be celebrating? 

I will celebrate Black History month by attending some of the events around the city such as the Toronto Black Film Festival. I will also be attending events at George Brown College hosted by the Black Student Success Network (BSSN), Student Life, and the Student Association.

A few more thoughts?

I encourage everyone to check out the events happening around the campuses and around the city this month, as it is an opportunity to learn about the history, contributions and journeys of Blacks both past and present.