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

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…]

Haitians and the Remaking of Quebec: Sean Mills talk & book launch(Feb 18th)

Talk & Montreal Book Launch: A Place in the Sun Feb 15, 2016 announcements, Event, New Release 0 Comments Please join Sean Mills this Thursday, February 18th for his talk on “The Poetics of Exile: Haitians and the Remaking of Quebec”. The talk will be hosted by the Montreal History Group, and will be followed by the … [Read more…]

Akua Benjamin & Rinaldo Walcott interview with Scott Neigh

Fighting anti-Black racism in Canada: Past, present, future On this week’s episode of Talking Radical Radio, I speak with Akua Benjamin and Rinaldo Walcott. They are prominent activists and scholars, and founders of the Anti-Black Racism Network in Toronto. click link to interview

Professor Annette Henry on Canadian universities

Canadian campuses suffer from a lack of racial inclusion Universities often ignore a varied and rich Black intellectual tradition. By ANNETTE HENRY | February 9, 2016 click link to article

CBC article featuring Professor Handel Wright

Black in Vancouver: identity hard to build, says professor ‘To talk about a kind of pan-African, pan-black identity and groupings, then it becomes much harder’ By On The Coast, CBC News Posted: Feb 04, 2016 11:06 PM PTLast Updated: Feb 04, 2016 11:06 PM PT click for link to full article

Black History Month Events

NOW SHOWING! Égeries Noires/ Black Muses An hommage to twelve Black women who have impacted Canadian music history at the Espace Cultureal Georges-Émile LaPalme exhibition space at Place des Arts. (free admission; enter from rue Ste Catherine or via underground metro Place des Arts) With listening stations and outstanding visual artwork by five Black women … [Read more…]