Emancipation Day commemorates the abolition of slavery across the British Commonwealth, including in Canada, on August 1, 1834. Please join us in celebration of this historic event virtually and in-person in Charlottetown, PE.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE CBC EMANCIPATION DAY INTERVIEW WITH TAMARA STEELE.
CLICK HERE TO SEE EMANCIPATION DAY PHOTOS.
Our virtual program of events run from 10:00am to 3:00pm, followed by an in-person celebration at Rochford Square in Charlottetown, PEI.
To attend the any of the three virtual events, first REGISTER HERE (in advance), then on August 1st simply click the event link at the appropriate start time. Each virtual event will run for 30-45 minutes.
VIRTUAL EVENTS SCHEDULE:
10:00 am | Panel discussion #1: Descendants of Black Islanders: The Younger Generation
12:00 pm | Presentation with the Youth of Camp Shukrani (BCSPEI’s summer camp, ages 7-15)
2:00 pm | Panel Discussion #2: The Future of Freedom.
The in-person event were held from 6:00-8:00p.m. in THE BOG at Rochford Square in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
A series of activities including a flags parade, speeches, spoken word, dancing, drumming, singing, games, food and so much more.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Bring your family and friends.
Bring your Country’s Flag if you are of African & Caribbean Descent!
Bring your own chairs or blankets!
Entertainment, Food & Music will be provided.