Legislative Assembly of Alberta Celebrates Black History Month - Gateway Gazette

Legislative Assembly of Alberta Celebrates Black History Month

By Contributor

Feb 06

Honourable Robert E. Wanner, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta hosted a celebration of Black History Month in the Legislature rotunda on February 4th.

“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 were 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 were open to the public and featured performances by musicians MelAfrique and spoken word artist Yusra Ali. The Africa Centre Club children’s choir led in the singing of the national anthem.

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