Black History Month is a time to reflect on the legacy of black activists, celebrate their achievements, and commemorate those who came before and paved the way for all people of African descent. It is important to remember that the forerunners who fought for human rights and their contributions should be recognized, celebrated, and continued to be part of community conversation.
SafeLink Alberta chose to celebrate Black History Month by revisiting our showcase of local artists in 2022. These artists use their talents to facilitate social justice within the community in pursuit of change. By collaborating with local activists, Drumbeat wanted to highlight how social activism is part of HIV prevention. They hope other advocates and allies are inspired to consider how justice and equity are potent tools in our fight to end HIV. For our last installment of this series, we are revisiting our interview with K The Chosen, a local Calgary artist who uses hip-hop music as an avenue to share his stories and experiences. In this interview, K The Chosen speaks about his song, his connection to his home country of Zimbabwe, and what Black History Month means to him.
Listen to K The Chosen’s song, “Dear African Fathers,” here:
Watch the full interview here:
About SafeLink Alberta’s support of Black African and Caribbean (ACB) Communities
Through an unbiased lens, helps new our ACB supports Canadians and racialized communities to tackle stigma and remove barriers to accessing resources and knowledge surrounding HIV, hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs). With a people-focused approach, we work to reduce STBBI transmission for anyone affected, including African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities.
Learn more here: https://safelinkalberta.ca/drumbeat-3