(New Canaan, Conn.) – January 26, 2022. Stand Together Against Racism (S.T.A.R) is honored to partner with the New Canaanite in celebrating Black History Month beginning Feb. 1, 2022.
As Black History Month kicks off on Tuesday, S.T.A.R. and local news site NewCanaanite.com are partnering to bring readers daily profiles of prominent Black leaders, past and present. S.T.A.R.’s website and social media feeds and the NewCanaanite’s website will spotlight Black public figures who have made an impact on the world across several fields, shattering barriers and paving the way for future generations. Profiles will include Aretha Franklin, Alek Wek, Carter G. Woodson, Jesse E. Moorland, Kamala Harris, Frederick Douglass, Simone Biles, Alvin Ailey, Serena Williams, Malcom X, Robert Abbott, and John Lewis, among others.
“Black history is American history,” said Fatou Niang, S.T.A.R.’s founder, “This annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans is a time for recognition of the importance of their participation in the past, present and future of our country.”
NewCanaanite.com Editor Michael Dinan added, “We are honored to be part of S.T.A.R.’s celebration and look forward to spotlighting each of these prominent Black leaders throughout February.”
Website for more information: STAR-CT.ORG.
About Stand Together Against Racism:
Stand Together Against Racism (S.T.A.R) is an anti-racist non-profit organization whose mission is to is to equip residents of New Canaan, CT and neighboring communities with tools and resources to understand systemic racism—including its history, root causes and the structures that perpetuate it— and to proactively advocate for racial equity and bias elimination. We believe that by working together, we can drive transformative and sustainable social change in our community and beyond.
Launched in 2014 by Michael Dinan, the New Canaanite is a news site covering quality-of-life matters in town, such as local businesses, parks, pets, public safety, government, resident profiles, local history and parking.
S.T.A.R. Local Partners
A Better Chance, Inc. of New Canaan | B Kind | The Glass House | Grace Farms Foundation | Horizons at New Canaan Country School | Interfaith Council of New Canaan | LiveGirl | NCTV New Canaan Television 79 | New Canaan CARES | New Canaan Chamber of Commerce | New Canaan Community Foundation | New Canaan Country School | New Canaan Land Trust | New Canaan Library | New Canaan Moms Group | New Canaan Museum & Historical Society | New Canaan Nature Center | New Canaan Tourism and Economic Development Advisory Committee | New Canaan YMCA | Summer Theatre of New Canaan