Friends, Allies & Resources

Community-University Talks would like to thank our friends

Fernanda S., Emily Y.C., Zina M. and Steve B.

who have offered us much appreciated technical support with our website!


Groups and Resources

NSBE Canada (National Society for Black Engineers)

Charmaine Nelson’s Black Canadian Studies website

Michaëlle Jean Foundation: A national charitable organization that works with community arts organizations, the private sector, local communities and government to enable underserved youth to use the arts to change their lives and their communities.

Quebec Black Medical Association

Black Theatre Workshop

Black Canadian Studies Association

DESTA Black Youth Network: A not-for-profit community-based organization serving youth, aged 18 to 25, primarily from the Black community in the Greater Montreal area

Canada Haiti Action Network * Réseau de solidarité Canada-Haïti

Greenish Black: Our friend Chris’ blog, that he describes as “an outlet for my perspectives on environmental issues as an able-bodied, straight, middle-income black father working in the field and working on himself. It’s where my love for writing, music, environmental justice, my family and my take on black culture meet.”

Arc-en-Ciel D’Afrique: La promotion et défense des droits, bien-être et santé des LGBT de la diaspora africaine et caribéenne, de leurs familles et de leurs amis à l’échelle québécoise.

La Maison d’Haiti: Un organisme dédié à l’éducation et à l’intégration des personnes et des familles immigrantes ainsi qu’à la création et au développement de liens étroits avec la société d’accueil.

Local Social Justice Initiatives

As of April 2014 C-Uni-T is a member of  Café l’Artère: Coopérative de solidarité à but non lucratif/ Non-profit Solidarity Co-opLearn more about the vision of the co-op and come check out the space at 7000 avenue du Parc (metro Parc or the 80 bus).

Barriere Lake Solidarity is a network of people from outside of Barriere Lake who are working with the Algonquin of Barriere Lake to support their struggle to survive, and to preserve their customs and way of life.

Quebec Public Interest Research Groups: In Quebec, QPIRG has been a club at both Concordia and McGill University since 1980. However, it was not until 1988 that a referendum was passed at McGill making Quebec PIRG at McGill the first student-funded, autonomous PIRG in Quebec. Additional chapters were established at Concordia in 1989, at the Université de Montréal chapter in 1991, and at the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1993.  …Since 2001, QPIRG has adopted an anti-oppression framework, seeking to oppose all forms of oppression as they play out within society at large as well as within our organizing work. (excerpt from QPIRG McGill website)

Since the fall of 2012 C-Uni-T has been a working group of:  QPIRG McGill

Since the fall of 2014 C-Uni-T has been a working group of: QPIRG Concordia

The Indigenous Women & Two Spirit Harm Reduction Coalition:A Montreal-based coalition providing harm reduction resources, referrals and services to Indigenous Women and Two-Spirited peoples


The Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR) is a Montreal-based independent, non-profit civil rights organization that was founded in 1983 with the mandate to promote racial equality and combat racism in Canada.

Midnight Kitchen serves pay-what you-can vegan lunches on weekdays @ 12:30 pm in the William Shatner University Centre (3600 McTavish Street, Montreal, QC). As part of our social and political programming, we also organize educational events and workshops, support direct action and grassroots organizing, own and operate a radical lending library, and distribute a regular newsletter. We also cook in solidarity for political and community based events that are keeping within our anti-oppression and political mandate.

People’s Potato   is a collectively-run  soup kitchen that offers vegan meals to students and community members on a by-donation basis. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
We serve food during the Fall and Winter semesters from Monday to Friday between 12:30 and 2pm (except during statutory and school holidays). We are located at 1455 de Maisonneuve West on the 7th floor.

L’Autre Féministe – The Other Feminist  A blog by Leila Bdeir- Muslim feminist, social justice activist and educator.

Wall of Femmes is a collective of feminists living in Montreal. Our aims are many // Wall of Femmes est un collectif de féministes basé à Montréal.

Studio XX is a bilingual feminist artist-run centre for technological exploration, creation and critique. // Le Studio XX est un centre d’artistes féministe bilingue engagé dans l’exploration, la création, la diffusion et la réflexion critique en art technologique.

Head and Hands is a non-profit youth organization in Montreal offering a range of medical, social, and legal services


THE Institute of Race Relations (IRR)was established as an independent educational charity in 1958 to carry out research, publish and collect resources on race relations throughout the world. In 1972, the IRR’s membership backed the staff in a radical transformation of the organisation from a policy-oriented, establishment, academic institution into an anti-racist ‘thinktank’. …Today, the IRR is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that inform the struggle for racial justice in Britain, Europe and internationally.

Progressive Pupil  is a New York based group that 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.

The Caribbean Atlas Project is the result of cooperation between the main Universities in the Caribbean region: University of the West Indies (Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago), University of Curaçao, University Anton de Kom (Suriname), State University of Haiti and University of Havana. Themes include: What’s the Caribbean? Physical geography and natural resources; Colonizations and control over the Caribbean; The independence waves and post-colonial period; Populations culture and identity; the Caribbean city; the rural Caribbean; the Caribbean economy; and Caribbean challenges of the 21st century. This project is co-headed by Romain CRUSE, Lecturer at the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (UAG) and the University of the  West Indies (St Augustine) and Kevon RHINEY, Lecturer at the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica). 

Documenting the American Southis a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture.

Feminist Africais a continental gender studies journal produced by the community of feminist scholars. It provides a platform for intellectual and activist research, dialogue and strategy. Feminist Africa attends to the complex and diverse dynamics of creativity and resistance that have emerged in postcolonial Africa, and the manner in which these are shaped by the shifting global geopolitical configurations of power.

African American World (PBS) resources regarding African American history & culture

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia: “Using objects of intolerance to teach tolerance and promote social justice.” Housed at Ferris State University, America’s largest public collection of artifacts spanning the segregation era, from Reconstruction until the civil rights movement, and beyond.  Founded and curated by David Pilgrim, who started the collection as a teenager. Website offers access to images and many valuable pedagogical resources.