Upcoming Events of Interest

[Sept. 28 – Oct. 2nd] Montreal Black Film Festival: http://montrealblackfilm.com/ [Sept. 29th] Community Engagement Day at McGill: http://www.cedmcgill.com/projects C-Uni-T will host the discussion “Online Spaces–Talking Black” from 3-5pm [Sept. 30th] Launch of Charmaine Nelson’s new book, “Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica,” 5-7pm at Paragraphe Bookstore: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588950178071730/    

BLACK LIFE MATTERS

IN SOLIDARITY with Black communities in Ottawa and Toronto and throughout the ever-growing Black Lives Matter movement  …Please see this statement by BLM-Toronto followed by more information and links below. BLACK LIVES MATTER-TORONTO  ***Please Circulate*** STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF ABDIRAHMAN ABDI Fam, Yet again, we mourn. We mourn for the loss of life of … [Read more…]

C-Uni-T Black Community Retreat!

From June 10th to 12th, 2016 C-Uni-T hosted a Black community retreat in the Eastern Townships! We had a wonderful time (take that rain and chilly weather!), welcomed new members to our collective and made plans for some more summer fun and the upcoming 2016-2017 year!     …And watch Lola enjoying herself here: Lola-at-retreat-2016

Montréal Noir: The need to address anti-Black racism and racial profiling in Québec

Ahead of Sunday’s mayoral byelection in Montreal North, black activists groups are calling on candidates to commit to changes they deem necessary to improve race relations in the borough: http://montrealgazette.com/news/activists-groups-make-demands-ahead-of-montreal-north-byelection “Je ne suis pas raciste, mais…” by Will Prosper: http://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/will-prosper/racisme-systemique-quebec-quebecois-spvm-profilage-racial-minorites_b_9707030.html Un appel à la fin du racisme anti-noir au Québec lancé: http://journalmetro.com/local/montreal-nord/actualites/951183/un-appel-a-la-fin-du-racisme-anti-noir-au-quebec-lance/ Le collectif Montréal … [Read more…]

C-Uni-T Community Youth Bursaries

As part of our program this year, Community-University Talks established two community youth bursaries. Youth at three local community organizations were invited to apply for a bursary of $250.00 in order to pursue an opportunity for mentorship and/or to further their studies and/or career aspirations. It has been our great pleasure to award the 2016 … [Read more…]

Canada Criticized by UN Committee for Rights Violations of African Canadians

Click link to report: Canada Criticized by UN Committee for Rights Violations of African Canadians 

A Letter from an Intergenerational Group of Black Community Workers

Note: C-Uni-T is happy to host the letter below on our website. The letter is not a C-Uni-T initiative, rather, it was initiated by the seven women who have co-authored and signed it. N.B. C-Uni-T a le plaisir d’héberger la lettre ci-dessous sur son site. Cette lettre n’est pas une initiative du collectif mais plutôt … [Read more…]

Community-University Talks Endorses McGill BDS Action Network

As a collective of students and community members committed to the pursuit of accessible education, C-Uni-T strongly endorses the McGill BDS Action Network and its support of the 2005 Palestinian Civil Society call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel until it meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and … [Read more…]

McGill Daily commentary: Speak Louder than Racism

COMMENTARY | FEBRUARY 8, 2016 Speak louder than racism A call for support for students of colour in Education Written by Anonymous | Visual by Kevin Tam | The McGill Daily Dear Internships & Student Affairs Office of the Faculty of Education, I just experienced my personal hell, and we need to talk about it. … [Read more…]

Chrysalis: A Critical Student Journal of Transformative Art History

CHRYSALIS is a journal that was created by Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson as a vehicle to showcase the most innovative, rigorous, and sophisticated research produced by students within the context of her undergraduate Art History courses at McGill. The winter 2016 issue of the journal has just been published. It is a special issue entitled: … [Read more…]