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…]

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

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

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…]

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…]