Black History Month Programming 2021

Black History Month Graphic with Photo of Rosemary Brown

Hosted by the U of T Anti-Black Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) and the UTM Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office (EDIO)
 


RESILIENCY THROUGH ADVERSITIES: STILL THRIVING IN THE FACE OF ANTI-BLACK RACISM 

This event will showcase Black excellence - the beauty and complexities of being Black in a world where anti-Black racism is so prevalent. We will discuss the real life challenges faced in the workplace and academia due to skin colour, ethnicity, country of origin, cultural or religious beliefs, gender, sexuality, and accents - offering tools and strategies to navigate those challenges. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST

Live via Zoom
FREE

Presented by:
UTM's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office (EDIO)

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BLACK HISTORY SYMPOSIUM: HONOURING THE DIVERSITY OF BLACK LEADERS AND AGENTS OF CHANGE

Join us for a keynote address by Dahabo Ahmed Omer, Executive Director of the Black North Initiative, followed by a panel discussion with community leaders and agents of change on Pathways and Initiatives - Reinventing Anti-Black Racism Activism. 

Monday, February 8, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Live via Zoom
FREE

Presented by:
Anti-Black Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO)

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BLACK ATHLETES ON THE MARGINS: I AM MORE! 

Black athletes across the globe tend to find belonging, acceptance and achievement in sport. They are often referred to as exceptional, and are treated as such. However, this treatment doesn’t protect them from the everyday racial and systemic injustices they face due to their various social identities, the most salient, their skin colour. Now with Covid-19, they are faced with new challenges, which has been heightened by a forced stand-still in their professional athletic careers.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Live via Zoom
FREE

Presented by:
UTM's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office (EDIO), the International Education Centre (IEC) and the Department of Recreation, Athletics & Wellness (RAWC)

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FILM SCREENING AND Q&A - NINTH FLOOR

Join us for a screening of the film Ninth Floor by Mina Shum, followed by a Q&A. In her first feature-length documentary, director Mina Shum takes a penetrating look at the sit-in at Sir George Williams University which happened in February 1969 when a protest against institutional racism snowballed into a 14-day student occupation.

Friday, February 12, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Live via Zoom
FREE

Presented by:
Anti-Black Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO)

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If you require accommodation for events, we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements. Live captioning will be available to all participants during the session.
ARCDO contact - s.baig@utoronto.ca
UTM's EDIO contact - edo.utm@utoronto.ca

 


 

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