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Black History Month celebrates the past, builds the future

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Black History Month celebrates the past, builds the future

Every February people across North America commemorate the impact Black people have made on their communities, and Black history in construction is part of that conversation.

In Canada, the theme for this year is Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build and in the U.S. it is African Americans and the Arts.

The Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce will feature coverage throughout Black History month to highlight Black history in construction, as well as the individuals and associations who are making the industry a better and more inclusive space.

To start off our coverage, we are providing a recap of some of last year’s stories as well as other articles we featured throughout the year on diversity and equity initiatives and accomplishments.

Check out the links below and watch the websites for more.

Ottawa commits to honouring all Black battalion that served during First World War

Mauricette shares solutions to combat anti-Black racism in the workplace

Great Canadian engineers: Oliver Bowen oversaw construction of Calgary’s CTrain

Gueye and Hall honoured by UBC for equity, diversity and inclusion

Implementing diversity, equity and inclusion takes a safe space

Action, determination needed to influence change in EDI, says Khan at IHSA AGM

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