Sept. 29th @ 2PM

Online Spaces: Talking Black (register here!)

Talking Black- A Community Conversation in Three Parts, invites those present to engage in a conversation about what it means to be black on-line and how navigating virtual space impacts us irl (in real life).

We’ll be talking about these interconnected topics…

  • the increased accessibility of content related to the black diaspora
  • racism on-line (especially the ill-begotten comments section), and
  • top of mind for many folks is the increased presence of video evidence of fatal police shootings of Black people in the US

How has the increased connectivity impacted our perceptions of what is happening in the diaspora? How do the ways we engage on-line seep into real life via our relationships, well-being and mental health? What solutions do on-line spaces offer to support members of the black community?

This community conversation will be facilitated by:

Chelsy Monie- a student and on-line activist. Chelsy is host of the YouTube Channel Ubuntu Talks and is also a contributor to on-line magazine Afro Punk.

Cora-Lee Conway is a Doctoral student with McGill’s Faculty of Education and co-founder of C-Uni-T.

Community University Talks (C-Uni-T) is a multidisciplinary collective of students and community members committed to the pursuit of accessible education informed by anti-colonial and critical race discourses. Their mission is to create spaces for dialogue between members of Montreal’s diverse Black community and university students, researchers, and professors (of a broad range of ethno-cultural backgrounds), in which the diversity of experiences and strengths of Black communities are centered.

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Location: Room 108 in the University Centre (William Shatner Building- lovingly referred to as SSMU).

How to get there: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Students%E2%80%99+Society+of+McGill+University/@45.5039128,-73.5788295,17z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1smcgill+university+william+shatner+building!3m4!1s0x0:0x685436ea760f347f!8m2!3d45.5036837!4d-73.5785817

Snacks and refreshment will be available.

*Please know that while this conversation centers the black experience all are welcome to come; participate and to reflect on personal experiences, support and allyship and the ways in which this conversation pertains to intersecting marginal identities, difference and membership in diverse communities.

We hope you can come out! Check out the other CED talks, activities and stay connected.

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