Black History Month 2018

Poster of Black History Month

Centennial College is proud to celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February, to honour and reflect on the diverse histories of Black Canadians and people of the African diaspora. We will also recognize and acknowledge institutionalized and systemic inequities that continue to perpetuate anti-Black racism both in education and within the greater community. This February join in learning, fostering awareness and critical reflection, as we continue to build a college community that values inclusion, diversity, and principles of social justice. 

Each campus will feature events and information, including displays at each campus by Centennial Libraries, to engage the College community in learning, awareness building, and celebration that highlight histories, contributions and achievements of Black Canadians and people of the African diaspora.

Please email Onar Usar at ousar@centennialcollege.ca to receive further details. Volunteer hours will be eligible for Leadership Passport.

Campus Events

Join us at RISE EDUTAINMENT Open Mike

Peace, Love and Unity, RISE Edutainment brings you a weekly dose of artivism, self-expression, and healing every Monday! What is better way there to start your week?

Join us on Monday, February 26 at 6:00pm in Burrows Hall Community Centre, 1081 Progress Avenue.  Cover fee and TTC tokens will be provided. Limited spots are available up to 25 students.

Register here by clicking the link

For more information: http://riseedutainment.com/

Progress

Oware Game - Fun & Learn

Friday, February 16, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Fireside Gallery

Have fun, celebrate the diversity of the Black History, and learn about an ancient Afro-Caribbean board game called Oware.

Register here by clicking the link

The Black Owned Marketplace

Tuesday, February 20, 10:00am – 2:00pm, CCSAI Main Events Hall

The Black Owned Marketplace is a collaboration between ACCEL and CCSAI that aims at supporting Black business owners in the Centennial community. This event focuses on celebrating our diversity and supporting small businesses. There will be several vendors, light appetizers and a performance by a local dance company.

“Last Ride through Regent” Documentary Screening & Discussion

Thursday, February 22, 11:30am – 1pm, L3-13

Last Ride through Regent tackles the current gentrification happening to the community of Regent Park and the effects it has on Black bodies and spaces. Join the director Dwayne Sybbliss for a facilitated discussion afterward. Light refreshments will be served.

Register here by clicking the link

Representation and Celebration

Conversations for Social Change Speaker Series

Friday, February 23, 2 pm – 4 pm, Fireside Gallery

Join our guest speakers Kofi Hope and Frances Cowan to discuss how we can effectively support the positive representation of and opportunities for Black youth, as students, faculty, staff, and/or as allies.

Ashtonbee

International African Inventor’s Museum

Thursday, February 22, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Ashtonbee Hallway, A Block - 1st Floor

Visit the International African Inventor’s Museum that features inventions from Black Canadians and the African diaspora. 

Movie Screening

Wednesday, February 21, 1 pm – 4 pm, Ashtonbee Auditorium

Join us for the screening of Moonlight. Snacks will be provided.

Panel Discussion: Politics of Coltan Mining in Congo

Monday, March 5, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Ashtonbee Auditorium

Join two expert panelists to learn about the exploitation of the mineral resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo and its impact on the Indigenous communities in Congo.

Morningside

International Black History Month Cultural Festival

Friday, February 23, 1:00pm – 7:00pm, Morningside Commons

Join us for music, dancing, food, and fun.

For volunteer opportunities, please register here


Story Arts Centre (SAC)

International African Inventor’s Museum

Tuesday, February 13, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Story Arts Centre Main Foyer

Visit the International African Inventor’s Museum that features inventions from Black Canadians and the African diaspora.

Music Performance

Wednesday, February 21, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Story Arts Centre Main Foyer (will be live streamed)