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February 2022

20th Annual Black History Month Luncheon

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Join Hart House to mark the 20th Annual Black History Month Luncheon, featuring guest of honor - Andre DeGrasse, 6 time Olympic medalist and his mother Beverley De Grasse, and  Ontario Poet Laureate Randell Adjei, and a special guest appearance by actor Tatyana Ali. Cost: Free Event Contact: dua.events@utoronto.ca  

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Building a Black Entrepreneurship Toolkit!

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online

In celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Student Recruitment and University of Toronto’s Black Founders Network gives high school students a glimpse into what it takes to core, accelerate and scale a business. Join us for Building a Black Entrepreneurship Toolkit! Our U of T Black alumni entrepreneurs will share their experiences about how they developed their business--and then answer any questions you have about becoming an entrepreneur.  

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Building Futures 2022

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

The Office of Residence and Student Life (New College), in direct partnership with the African Studies Course Union, the Black Students' Association, the Caribbean Studies Students' Union, and the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO), is hosting a reflection to consider present conditions and imagine futures for Black students at U of T. During this reflection, student leaders from each student association and Jodie Glean (Executive Director (Interim), Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion), will facilitate dialogue on four themes: how the…

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Beyond a Seat at “The Table”: Approaches to Supporting Black Survivors of Homicide Victims, with Tanya Sharpe

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Alumni, students, faculty and members of the public are invited to the next lecture in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW) Alumni Association’s 2021-2022 Alumni Series.  Housed within the FIFSW, The Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB) is the first Centre of its kind in the world—and is quickly becoming a catalyst and focal point of a coordinated effort to address structural inequities that contribute to homicide disproportionately  experienced by Black people throughout our global communities. Join…

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Schooling the System: A Roundtable Event

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online

Join us in a discussion and launch of Professor Funké Aladejebi’s book, “Schooling the System: A History of Black Women Teachers”. Organized by the Department of History and co-sponsored by the Black Research Network, this virtual roundtable will feature faculty and students who will speak on aspects of the book that are critically important from different disciplinary perspectives. Speakers include: Professor Funké Aladejebi, Department of History Professor Chris Johnson, Women & Gender Studies Institute Professor Melanie J. Newton, Department of…

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Film Screening: Beyond Moving

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

Join Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute as they host  filmmaker Vikram Dasgupta and film subject Siphe November, and screen their acclaimed documentary, Beyond Moving  — in recognition of Black History Month. This event includes a film screening and audience Q & A. *This event is open to faculty, staff, students and external community. 

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March 2022

NSBE Hacks 2022

March 5 @ 8:00 am - March 6 @ 5:00 pm
Online

Join the National Society of Black Engineers at U of T for Canada's first Black student-run hackathon, a beginner-friendly hackathon open to all U of T students regardless of racial or academic background. *Applications are open until February 1st, 2022.   

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Women in Hip Hop: Erasure, Trailblazers, and Place Makers

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online

Presented by Hart House and Fresh, Bold and So Def at the University Hip Hop Museum, join us for a curated conversation by three phenomenal women making space, enriching the narrative and uncovering the feminist history and continuing contributions of women in the cultural production of all facets of Hip-Hop aesthetic. Speakers include: Dr. Francesa D'Amico-Cuthbert (Postdoctoral Fellow, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto) and; Martha Diaz MD (Community organizer, media producer, archivist, curator, educator and social entrepreneur) and; Lynnée Denise (Professor, Black Music…

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African Black Carribbean Mental Health

March 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online

Why should African Black Caribbean people acknowledge our mental health struggles to each other? Join a supportive community of African Black Caribbean students and faculty to discuss mental health challenges, coping mechanisms and resources. Hosted by the Access & Inclusion Peer Programs, Caribbean Studies Student Union and African Studies Course Union. Guest Speaker: Dr. Linda Iwenofu, Assistant Professor, Clinical Child Psychologist, Applied Psychology and Human Development, OISE.  

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April 2022

Black/African Feminisms Conference 2022

April 7 @ 8:00 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm
Online

The inaugural Black/ African Feminisms Conference on 7th and 8th April, 2022, is an invitation to interact virtually with a community of presenters, panelists and conference attendees to explore the multitude of perspectives on the topic. *For any questions, email bafc.oise@gmail.com.  

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