(Mar. 19th) Real Talk with Kai Thomas!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:30pm – 8:00pm DESTA Black Youth Network 1950 St.Antoine, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1A5   Canadian, Jamaican, Brazilian, Ghanaian, American. The Black Diaspora is far and wide, but what unites us? What do we all share? This REAL TALK session explores our shared history and the effects of transatlantic slavery on Black … [Read more…]

Manifestation et marche : Contre le colonialisme et le racisme

Manifestation et marche : Contre le colonialisme et le racisme VENDREDI LE 21 MARS 2014 Rassemblement à 18h au métro Mt-Royal (avenue du Mt-Royal est, entre Berri et Rivard) Dans le cadre de la Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la discrimination raciale à l’anniversaire de la massacre de Sharpeville en Afrique du Sud en 1960. … [Read more…]

Festival FRO 2014

Soirée d’ouverture: 5 février Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal Opening night: February 5th Montreal Museum of Fine Arts   (See English below) En plus du dévoilement expo 4ieme Mur et du témoignage des finalistes de 5 a 7h , nous lancerons à 20h les festivités mercredi le 5 février avec la très honorable Michaëlle … [Read more…]

Progressive Pupil

Our friends at Progressive Pupil have launched a new website! Progressive Pupil makes Black studies for everybody by creating and sharing documentary films and social media that expand knowledge about the history, cultures and politics of communities of African descent, promote civic engagement and encourage collaboration between activists, students, scholars, artists, teachers and their allies. … [Read more…]

Presentations by McGill students in Education

Excellent presentation today titled Gendering of foreign languages: The case of Jamaica, by Marcia Malcolm! Marcia talked about her research which explores cultural identity and language gendering in Jamaica, particularly in relation to the resistance of male students to foreign language learning.  Her work is geared toward transformatory pedagogy that might promote tolerance of difference … [Read more…]

Dominicains d’origine haïtienne/ Haitian descendants in the DR

(Michelle Mevs Portes) Qui défend les intérêts d´Haïti et de sa diaspora? (Peter Flegel) Dominican Republic: Justifying the Unjustifiable Comité d’actions contre la décision 168-13 de la République dominicaine

Upcoming speaker series at Concordia not to be missed!

THICK SKIN: REFLECTIONS ON RACE, GENDER AND POLITICAL RESISTANCE IN QUEBEC AND CANADA **A speaker series presented by Concordia University’s Centre for Gender Advocacy** Artists, scholars, activists and teachers pose challenges and responses to racism in Quebec and Canada. Open to the public. *** Thurs, Jan 30, 6:30pm, H-459: Leila Bedeir on Islamic Feminism & … [Read more…]

(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    

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…]