Throughout the month of February, Portage Beaconsfield residents and staff members participated in several activities to mark Black History Month.
Two guest speakers, Michael Farkas and Irene Anthony, who are representatives for Black History Month education in Québec, came to the centre for a presentation and discussion with the residents about the history of black people in North America, and specifically in Montréal. Also returning was Slim Williams, a musician from the United States, who has a past history of substance abuse. The residents were captivated by the presentations and very engaged in the discussions led by these guests.
And of course, Black History Month at Portage Beaconsfield would not be complete without a few highly-anticipated and appreciated Haitian lunches, home-cooked by Portage staff members Elsie Bossicot and Ali Welk.