Black History Month Seminar

Black History Month Seminar

When? Thursday, February 16, 2017, 2:30pm-4pm

Where? Waters Lounge, WW Residence (321 Bloor Street West)

Food? Light refreshments


Hosted by the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office in conjunction with the Office of the Dean of Students,’ DiversiTea committee, join us for an interactive seminar to learn about the significance of Black History Month in Canada. Students and families, faculty and staff welcome. Our presenters will be Kimberley Tull, Manager, Community Development and Engagement at UTSC, as well as Ndija Anderson-Yantha, Lawyer.

Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their current knowledge of Canadian Black History, and develop a greater understanding on the timeline of Black History in Canada. Additional questions which will be explored include: How does a lack of black knowledge affect us and our decisions and assumptions; and how does our lack of Black history influence systems and how do our systems influence our thoughts/perceptions  (including media, post-secondary, the workplace).

Check out the following series also happening this week:

“Conscience for Change”: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 Massey Lectures
On their 50th anniversary, drop by the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto during the week before Reading Week to listen to, “watch,” and reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s powerful and still resonant 1967 Massey Lectures.
>Monday, February 13: Lecture 1 (“Impasse in Race Relations”)
>Tuesday, February 14: Lecture 2 (“Conscience and the War in Vietnam”)
>Wednesday, February 15: Lecture 3 (“Youth and Social Action”)
>Thursday, February 16: Lecture 4 (“Nonviolence and Social Change”)
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Room 200, Larkin Building
Devonshire Place

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