Black History Month FAQs

September 29, 2022

What is Black History Month and why do we celebrate it? 

Black History Month is the annual celebration of Black excellence and Black history. It’s an opportunity every year to celebrate our Black students and everything they have achieved, while also giving an opportunity for them to share their lived experience as a Black student. We celebrate Black History Month because we want to celebrate the incredible contribution of Black communities while shining a spotlight on historic and ongoing injustices.  

How can I get involved in celebrating Black History Month?

There’s lots of ways you can get involved in celebrating Black History Month – you can attend events (and tell your friends!), educate yourself on Black history, collaborate with us on activities and much more, and you want to learn more about getting involved as a society, check out the Profile Month knowledgebase articles for more info!

How can I be an ally during Black History Month and beyond?

There are lots of ways that you can become a better ally and educate yourself on the breadth of the Black experience. It is also important to look within yourself and challenge any assumptions, attitudes or beliefs you may have, and bring the unconscious biases to light. It’s important to listen to Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPoC) when they speak about their experiences, and join in with celebrating the accomplishments of Black people.