The Montreal Children's Hospital Celebrates Black Heritage 2010

MONTREAL, Feb. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Come and experience the knowledge, sights, sounds and flavors of Montreal's Black Diversity.

Each February The Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) commemorates Black History Month through a range of activities open to everyone. Organized by the Sociocultural Consultation and Interpretation Services committee (SCIS) of the MCH, this year's events highlight the rich cultural history of Montreal's Black communities through public talks, music, dance, art and culinary treats.

As Seeta Ramdass, member of the SCIS committee explains, "Black History" transcends skin colour, it is the acknowledgement and recognition of diverse, vibrant cultures and heritages that enrich all of our lives."

The MCH serves diverse socio-cultural communities and SCIS, based at the MCH, responds to complex issues arising from different cultural and social health perspectives including ethnicity, race, religion, language, disability, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic factors and their impact on equality of health care access for patients and families. SCIS periodically organizes socio-cultural events at the MCH and these are posted on the MCH website at

    Below is the schedule of the events for Black Heritage Celebration at the

    Date:       Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 Please reserve as space is

    Talk:       "A Vision for Health Education Initiatives in the Afro-
                Canadian Population"

    Host:       Stephane Timothee, Associate Director, Program Support, MCH

    Speakers:   Dorothy Williams, Historian, Program Director, Black
                Community Resource Centre and Joan Legair, Nurse Manager,
                Internal Medicine, Montreal General Hospital
                Place/Time: Noon - 12.30 in D -162 and televised at RVH
                (Room A1.05); at MGH (Room D6.190)

    - Information, vendors and Afro-Caribbean cuisine from Hot
      Spots: 11a.m. - 2 p.m.

    - Lakeside Academy Dancers, "Cultural Farmer": 12.30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in
      the 2B WaitingArea

These free events are open to the public. Call 514-412-4400 ext 22225 or 23005 for reservations and information.

SOURCE Black History Month

For further information: For further information: Members of the Media should contact: Denisse Campos, Information officer, The Montreal Children's Hospital, (514) 412-4307

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