Black History Month

Feb 1, 2020

In honour of Black History Month, Langara College will proudly be displaying books from a few prominent authors in the mobile bookcase display inside the library. We encourage everyone to check out the selection from February 8 to 29.

The books include:

  • Viola Desmond's Canada by Graham Reynolds
  • Black Canadians by Joseph Mensah
  • A Place Called Heaven: The Meaning of Being Black in Canada by Cecil Foster
  • Beyond Civil Rights: The Moynihan Report and Its Legacy by Daniel Geary
  • Say it Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity edited by Catherine Ellis and Stephen Drury Smith
  • Incognegro written by Mat Johnson; art by Warren Pleece; lettered by Clem Robins (Graphic Novel)
  • The Silence of Our Friends written by Mark Long & Jim Demonakos; art by Nate Powell (Graphic Novel)

National Congress of Black Women Foundation

Langara is also excited to announce that it is a community sponsor of The National Congress of Black Women Foundation (NATBWF). The NATBWF is a registered charity that promotes and facilitates activities and model programs which foster advancement, recognition, health, and education of black women and their families through funding and research. They are hosting two major events in the next two weeks that we invite you to join. 

Family Fun Day

Saturday, February 15th, 
4460 Beresford Street, Burnaby (3rd Floor)
11:00 am-5:00 pm 
Admission: $5.00 (Available on 
Food will be available for purchase
Event details 

Legacy Dinner

Saturday, February 22nd
Bonsor Recreation Complex (2nd Floor)
6550 Bonsor Ave. Burnaby
5:00 pm-11:00 pm
Admission: $60.00 (Available on
Event details

Tickets to both events are available on For more information about each event or access to tickets, click on the event details of the event.