Black learners and schooling in Québec: From elementary school to university

Tuesday November 29th, 2016 at 6:30 – 8:30pm DESTA 1950 St. Antoine West (Georges Vanier metro station) Join members of DESTA Black Youth Network and Community-University Talks (C-Uni-T) for a community conversation about Black learners and education in Québec. We will begin with brief presentations by two members of C-Uni-T who have recently completed research … [Read more…]

Sept. 29th @ 2PM

Online Spaces: Talking Black (register here!) Talking Black- A Community Conversation in Three Parts, invites those present to engage in a conversation about what it means to be black on-line and how navigating virtual space impacts us irl (in real life). We’ll be talking about these interconnected topics… the increased accessibility of content related to the black … [Read more…]

Upcoming Events of Interest

[Sept. 28 – Oct. 2nd] Montreal Black Film Festival: [Sept. 29th] Community Engagement Day at McGill: 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:    


IN SOLIDARITY with Black communities in Ottawa and Toronto and throughout the ever-growing Black Lives Matter movement  …Please see this statement by BLM-Toronto followed by more information and links below. BLACK LIVES MATTER-TORONTO  ***Please Circulate*** STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF ABDIRAHMAN ABDI Fam, Yet again, we mourn. We mourn for the loss of life of … [Read more…]

C-Uni-T Black Community Retreat!

From June 10th to 12th, 2016 C-Uni-T hosted a Black community retreat in the Eastern Townships! We had a wonderful time (take that rain and chilly weather!), welcomed new members to our collective and made plans for some more summer fun and the upcoming 2016-2017 year!     …And watch Lola enjoying herself here: Lola-at-retreat-2016

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: “Je ne suis pas raciste, mais…” by Will Prosper: Un appel à la fin du racisme anti-noir au Québec lancé: 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…]