A series of panels remembering achievements in the face of struggles.
Black History Month is a distinct period for honouring history, negotiating current realities, and imagining potential futures for Black communities. In recent years, the Harriet Tubman Institute has celebrated Black History Month by focusing on the achievements of Black people; looking back to examine their accomplishments as a path to move forward as well as to spotlight Black knowledge about health in its multiple dimensions, highlighting the work of Africans on the continent and of people of African descent across the diasporas, especially here in Canada.
For the upcoming Black History Month 2023, the HTI will focus on Black resistance with the aim of remembering achievements in the face of multiple struggles. Thus, HTI Black History Month 2023 will focus on activities related to the accomplishments of Africans and people of African descent, spotlighting some of our own leaders in our local community here in Toronto.
Black History Month 2023
A SERIES OF PANELS REMEMBERING ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE FACE OF STRUGGLES
02-28 February 2023
For more information: https://www.yorku.ca/research/tubman/black-history-month/
These events are made possible thanks to support from these York University units (alphabetically): The African Studies Program; Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research; Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change; Faculty of Graduate Studies; Glendon Office of the Principal’s Indigenous, Black, and Racialized Guest Speakers Fund; Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.
Black History Month 2023 Schedule:
Opening Ceremony Honouring Mr. Winston LaRose
In collaboration with the Resource Centre for Public Sociology and the African Studies Program
Thursday Feb. 2 from 12-2pm EST | Virtual
Speakers: VP Cote-Meek, Rosemary Sadlier, Prescod Cheryl, Gervan Fearon, Gwyn Chapman, Kofi N. Hope
Honouring Rosemary Sadlier OOnt
In collaboration with the Glendon Caucus d'Équité Raciale- Race Equity Caucus
Thursday Feb. 9 from 3:30-5:30pm EST
Hyflex Room, York Hall A302, York University Glendon Campus
This is a hybrid event--refreshments will be served in-person
Calypso as Music of Resistance
In collaboration with the Organization of Calypso Performing Artists (OCPA)
Thursday Feb. 16 from 2:30-4:00pm EST 314 York Lanes, York University Keele Campus
Presenters: Henry Gomez aka King Cosmos and Roger Gibbs aka Rajiman
Implications of Colonialism for Disease Outbreak Response in Black Communities
In collaboration with the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research
Tuesday Feb. 28 from 12:30-2:00pm EST | Virtual Presenters Dr. Harris Ali & Dr. Yvonne Simpson
The Harriet Tubman Institute presents Black History Month in collaboration with the The African Studies Program; Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research; Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change; Faculty of Graduate Studies; Glendon Office of the Principal’s Indigenous, Black, and Racialized Guest Speakers Fund; Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.