The red, black and green at Dal U

At the beginning of this February in celebration of African Heritage Month, Dalhousie University raised the red, black and green Pan-African flag: https://www.dal.ca/news/2017/02/02/passing-the-torch–dal-community-kicks-off-african-heritage-mont.html

Towards the end of the month, the flag was stolen, the investigation into which remains ongoing. In the meantime, due to the activism of the Black faculty and staff caucus, the flag was re-raised this week on March 21st, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Please see full article about the situation here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/blacks-african-nova-scotians-dalhousie-university-flag-1.4034763

Dr. Afua Cooper is the James R. Johnson Chair in Black Canadian Studies at Dalhousie, and the coordinator of their Black and African Diaspora Studies program. For more information about the program see: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/dalhousie-black-and-african-diaspora-studies-starts-fall-2016-1.3644910

and: https://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/undergraduate/black-african-diaspora.html

Note that in the fall 2016, Dalhousie also celebrated Mi’kmaq History Month by raising the Mi’kmaq flag for permanent installation on campus: https://www.dal.ca/news/2016/09/30/dal-set-to-celebrate-mi-kmaq-history-month-with-flag-raising–ca.html

 

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