(film) Absent from the Academy

ABSENT FROM THE ACADEMY A film by Nathan E Richards exploring the absence of Black Professors in UK higher education institutions. With contributions from: Paul Gilroy Selwyn Cudjoe Denise Noble Rob Berkeley and more    

2012-2013 Workshops & Presentations

24-26 MAY 2013 Where are you from? Reclaiming the Black Presence in Canada, Black Canadian Studies Association 2013 Conference Cora-Lee and rosalind were thrilled to participate in this conference at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.  Cora presented on a panel titled “History and Cartographies of Blackness and Belonging” and rosalind presented on a panel titled … [Read more…]

On avoiding academic jargon

Video of a presentation by Latanya Walker, (Virginia Tech, 2010): Top five reasons to avoid academic jargon  

Demographic Challenges Facing the Black Community of Montreal in the 21st Century / Caractéristiques démographiques de la communauté noire montréalaise: les enjeux du troisième millénaire

2010 study of the Montreal Black community by the Montreal Consortium for Human Rights and Advocacy Training, based on data from the 2006 Canadian census ExecutiveSummaryBlackDemograhic2010 — Étude démographique des communautés noires montréalaises produite en 2010. Une enquête du Consortium de formation sur la défense des droits humains de Montréal basée sur les données du Recensement … [Read more…]

Count Von Count Challenge / Le défi Count Von Count

Take the Count Von Count Challenge! Relevez le défi “Count Von Count” ! C-UniT, 2012 How many of your university professors are Black? Combien de vos professeurEs à l’université sont noirEs?   How many professors from communities of colour hold tenured positions in your department/ faculty? Combien de personnes de couleur dans votre département ou … [Read more…]

TWICE REMOVED: Double Punishment and Racial Profiling in Canada

“Twice Removed: Double Punishment and Racial Profiling in Canada,” by Lillian Boctor, in collaboration with Solidarity Across Borders and No One is Illegal. (French version to be released shortly.) This film tells the story of Nicholas, who was deported on August 9, 2012, after living 30 years in Canada, to Guyana, a country he hadn’t … [Read more…]

Congrès des écrivainEs et artistes noirEs 2013 Congress of Black Writers and Artists

[le français suivra] Create Dangerously 2013 Congress of Black Writers and Artists 18-20 October 2013 McGill University, Montreal   The first international Congress of Black Writers and Artists was held in 1956 at Sorbonne University in Paris, bringing together Black intellectuals representing three different continents to examine, discuss and debate Black culture and identity in … [Read more…]

New book/Nouvelle parution: FEAR OF A BLACK NATION: Race, Sex & Security in Sixties Montreal

DAVID AUSTIN, 2013 In the 1960s, for at least a brief moment, Montreal became what seemed an unlikely centre of Black Power and the Caribbean left. In October 1968 the Congress of Black Writers at McGill University brought together well-known Black thinkers and activists from Canada, the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean—people like C.L.R. … [Read more…]