Black learners and schooling in Québec: From elementary school to university

Tuesday November 29th, 2016 at 6:30 – 8:30pm DESTA 1950 St. Antoine West (Georges Vanier metro station) Join members of DESTA Black Youth Network and Community-University Talks (C-Uni-T) for a community conversation about Black learners and education in Québec. We will begin with brief presentations by two members of C-Uni-T who have recently completed research … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

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…]

Standing on Their Shoulders event this Sunday (Feb 21)

C-Uni-T is excited to support this project out of the BCRC (Black Community Resource Centre). Over the past year, the Standing on their Shoulders team has engaged a phenomenal group of youth in the creative direction of 20 short artistic videos that highlight the Black history of the Little Burgundy neighbourhood. Each youth participant used their … [Read more…]

The Blackening Margins of Multiculturalism: The African Canadian Experience of Exclusion from the Economic, Social and Cultural Promise and Prosperity of Canada

A Report on the Canadian Government’s Compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for the 57th Session of the Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (February 22 to March 4 of 2016). (February 2016) Submitted by: Anthony N. Morgan, Hons. B.A., LL.B., B.C.L. Policy & Research Lawyer African Canadian Legal … [Read more…]

7th Annual Montreal Memorial March to Honour the Lives of Missing and Murdered Women

[via Centre for Gender Advocacy] 7th Annual Montreal Memorial March to Honour the Lives of Missing and Murdered Women  FEB 14th 2016 3pm Métro St Laurent This Valentine’s Day, Montreal’s 7th annual memorial march will honour the lives and memories of women who have been lost to gendered violence. The march, founded in Vancouver in 1991, … [Read more…]