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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]