Reflections, celebrations, and commitments as institutions continue to mark Black History Month

News Opinion

As Black History Month continues, several institutions and professionals have taken a moment to reflect on the month and commit to change in the future. The University of Winnipeg has signed the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion, joining over 50 Canadian university signatories who have committed to addressing anti-Black racism and promoting Black inclusion through their policies and practices. At Concordia University of Edmonton, students held a Gala with the theme Black Gold to showcase local Black art and poetry, celebrate Black music, and share African-inspired food. Anita Girvan (UBC Okanagan), Nicola Dove (York University), and Priscilla McGreer (Athabasca University) penned an editorial for University Affairs discussing the paradoxical necessity of and challenges posed by having a month dedicated to remembering Black history.

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