February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month so we are showing our support for both with this Black History Month button of Wangari Maathai. She only died in 2011, but tomorrows history is created from todays present, and Wangari Maathai was a wonderful person, so we are pleased to highlight her here.
Wangari Maathai was from Kenya was the first African woman to get the Nobel Peace Prize for the hard work she did to promote environmentalism and women’s rights. She also spoke out about HIV/AIDS and misconceptions “that sleeping with a virgin cures the infection”
Wangari Maathai button
You can purchase this Black History Month pin-back button, as well as other People of Colour buttons and Feminist buttons, here.
February is Black History Month
Did you know?
* It was black women in the “Canadian Negro Women’s Association” who brought Black History Month to Toronto in the 1950’s
* Black History Month was not officially recognized by the Ontario government until 1979
Power to the People pin-back button. This Black History month button is powerful!
This Black History Month pin-back button is perfect to wear year round! Get this Power to the People button and other political buttons here.
Have a heart this month – it is the month of Valentines Day after all – with this heart button.
Organic food button.
Here’s an environmental pin-back button for the person in your life who loves you, and the trees, and the sky, and…
After you’re done making a love button, make some organic food to go along with the organic food pin-back button. Getting organic food doesn’t mean having to travel to some far away farmers market. Even if you live in an urban area you can still access organic food. If you are in Toronto check out Foodshare. They have a program called Good Food Box that delivers produce to over a hundred community centres, so you’re sure to find a place near you.
You can find this heart pin-back button and other environmental buttons here.