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/    

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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