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Black History Month at Queen's


Events planned throughout February

Events ranging from poetry slams and film screenings to installations and discussion groups are planned for the month of February, which is Black History Month.

Screening: Little Black Schoolhouse
Visiting scholar Sylvia Hamilton presents her documentary about Canada' racially segregated schools.
Sunday Feb 8, 1 pm
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Presented by the Department of Art and the Cultural Studies Program

Concert Fundraiser
Featuring singers from different African countries as well as Pakistan and Thailand, to raise money for widows and orphans in eastern Congo.
Sunday, Feb. 8, 5 p.m.
St. Luke's Church, 236 Nelson St.

Event for Youth, Age 11 -18
A workshop for black, racialized and/or immigrant youth who wish to learn more about Black History Month.
Tuesday, Feb 10, 5:30 p.m.
Ban Righ Centre, 32 Bader Lane
Presented by the Ban Righ Centre and Immigrant Services Kingston and Area

Student Poster Session: Race and Racialization
Presentation of student posters from SOCY 233, Race and Ethnic Relations, with Sociology professor Cynthia Levine-Rasky.
Tuesday Feb. 17, 2:30 p.m.
Wallace Hall, 1st Floor JDUC
Presented by SOCY 233

A Walk Through the Times: The Story of Black Canadians
Display of a visual time-line of stories, experiences and accomplishments of Canadians of African origin.
Feb. 10 – 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Upper level JDUC
Presented by African Caribbean Student Association

Screening: “Underground Railway Road”
Wednesday, Feb 18, 9:30 am
ISKA, 400 Elliot Ave
Presented by Immigrant Services Kingston and Area

Installation: Black History Month
Display tracing the history of Black peoples and experiences from the inception of Queen's until today.
Feb. 23rd – 25th
Presented by Queen's Coalition against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination.

Reclaiming Herstories
Spoken word, music and poetry performances celebrating indigenous women and women of colour.
Friday Feb. 27, time TBA
AKA Social Centre, 75 Queen St at Wellington
Presented by Queen's Coalition against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

African Food, Music and Games
Share an African meal, music and games with Kingston Interval House residents and staff.
Saturday Feb. 28, 5 p.m.
Kingston Interval House
Presented by Kingston Interval House

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