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February 2023

Black Histories Wikipedia & Wikidata Edit-a-thon (2023)

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online

Representation matters: not just on our screens, but in the information and data we share. Join us for an online panel discussion and beginner-friendly editing sessions to help improve coverage of Black histories. Organized by library and archives staff and students at Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto Public Library, University of Toronto and York University — open to all!   Dates February 3 - Editing session #1 February 8 - Kick-off panel event February 10 - Editing session #2 February 17…

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Soft Cooking at Hart House

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

Soft Cooking is about bringing more ease, joy and play into the kitchen, while developing a practice of care and reconciliation. Spending time around food has become a great past-time that brings together friends and family. This class is for anyone interested in exploring a new cuisine, creating connection and finding new friends. Founder and food savant, Aisha Lesley Bentham will be leading participants through new learning techniques on meal preparation, principles of FEMA, sustainable and economical practices and building a list…

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Tastes of Culture 2022-23: African Perspecive

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

It’s time to get cooking!  Let’s celebrate Black History Month by cheffing it up from the comfort of your home! In this session we will be making delicious jollof burritos with Ghanian Chef, Chef Kwame Owusu-Afriyie Nsafoah. Chef Kwame will be making stewed black-eyed peas and krakro (sweet plantain fritters) known as RED RED. He will use this traditional Ghanaian lunch staple and fusion it with jollof rice to make a burrito.  Grab your chef’s apron and join us on…

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The Intersecting Identities that Inspire Our Excellence

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, 155 College Street, Room 700
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join us as we bring together a panel of Black-identifying professionals demonstrating excellence in their respective fields. Panelists will share how their array of intersecting identities inform their work. Let’s come together and honour the complex perspectives and experiences we share and remind ourselves of the groundbreaking ways our identities impact how we live out our passions. We will be joined by an iconic lineup, including: Hénoc Muamba, Professional Athlete, NFL, CFL, 2022 Grey Cup Most Valuable Player, and 2022 Grey Cup…

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Black Histories Wikipedia & Wikidata Edit-a-thon (2023)

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online

Representation matters: not just on our screens, but in the information and data we share. Join us for an online panel discussion and beginner-friendly editing sessions to help improve coverage of Black histories. Organized by library and archives staff and students at Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto Public Library, University of Toronto and York University — open to all!   Dates February 3 - Editing session #1 February 8 - Kick-off panel event February 10 - Editing session #2 February 17…

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Rest as Resistance

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) invites students, staff, faculty at the University of Toronto to join us for a facilitated space of dialogue and movement for Black community at U of T. We have been deeply impacted by the last three years, and rather than fighting systems of oppression or anti-blackness with our words, I invite participants to engage with practices that root ourselves in our right to rest and engage in community care. The session will start off…

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Pop Up Barbershop

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H3 Canada
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Celebrate Hip Hop and look fly at the same time! What’s better than getting a trim, fade or braid? Getting one for free at Hart House! Hart House Hip Hop Education has partnered with Fyyne to provide U of T students with a free hair service. Come and make this space your own and treat yourself to some barbershop self care! Space is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Legacy & Excellence of Black Muslim Communities Workshop

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Catalyst Centre, Environmental Sciences and Chemistry Building (ESCB), 1065 Military Trail
Scarborough, Ontario M1C 1A4 Canada
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To commemorate Black History Month, the EDI Office at the University of Toronto Scarborough is hosting "Legacy & Excellence of Black Muslim Communities". This workshop will begin with an overview mapping the diverse intersections comprising the Black Muslim experience in Canada, including a discussion of Anti-Black Islamophobia. This overview will be followed with a historical outlook drawing attention to the excellence, resilience, and resistance of Black Muslim communities globally. Attention will be given to the untold stories of Black Muslim…

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Let’s Vogue – Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU)

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TV Lounge

Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana.  The literal translation of the word and the symbol is “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.” Join SCSU in learning about the history of voguing and learn some new cool dance moves! **This is a closed space for Black and/or Queer Students*

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Our Stories: Black History Month

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online

The ‘Our Stories’ series started in 2021 as a tri-campus, virtual discussion for Black History Month where a panel was created to hear directly from U of T students. Black international students were invited to share their stories, personal narratives, and lived experiences while having the session facilitated by another international student. This program is hosted by the tri-campus international offices (Centre for International Experience at St. George, International Education Centre at Mississauga & the International Student Centre at Scarborough). 

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