UM Black Alliance
 

UM Black Alliance has been formed to coordinate and promote Black History Month events; address challenges and continue to honour and remember the important history, people and experiences of Black communities in February and throughout the year.

 

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Black History Month 2020

UM Black Alliance (UBA) has been formed to coordinate and promote Black History Month events; address challenges and continue to honour and remember the important history, people and experiences of Black communities in February and throughout the year. UBA will foster active communication between alumni, faculty, staff, students and the greater University of Manitoba’s (UM) community through multiple engagement platforms. UBA advances the UM’s mission, to create, preserve, communicate and apply knowledge, contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world.

Anyone interested in joining, please contact umblackalliance@umanitoba.ca

February is Black History Month in Canada! During this time, we honour the richness and diversity of the achievements and contributions of Blacks in Canada and around the world. We also reflect on the issues and difficulties that were faced, and continue to be faced within the Black community.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community at large are invited to attend a multitude of initiatives and events to honour Black History Month (BHM) on campus.

In celebration of BHM on campus, we will see:

  •     Featured meals each week at Degrees Restaurant highlighting food from the Caribbean and Africa – 3rd Floor University Centre
  •     Special menu items featuring North, South, East and West Africa at AFV Kitchen (Afro Food Vineyard)  – Campo University Centre
  •     Select works from Black Canadian authors at the Bookstore in University Centre


Our main event takes place on February 5, 2020:

UM Black Alliance in partnership with Manitoba Employment Equity Practitioners Association (MEEPA)

is pleased to invite you to the

University of Manitoba’s Black History Month Event


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

8:30 am – 12:00 pm in Marshall McLuhan at the University of Manitoba
 

“Where We Live Now: Black Liberation Struggles and the University as White Property”


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Delia Douglas, Ph.D.

Anti-Racism Practice Lead

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences



Please register here:  https://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/ist/event/um-black-history-month-event/



On February 6, 2020 Robin DiAngelo, author of “White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” will be visiting the University of Manitoba to deliver the Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecture.

In honour of Black History Month we invite you to join us on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am in 141 Education Building – LOD Learning Centre for a facilitated discussion titled, “Where Do We Go From Here,” following the DiAngelo presentation.

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend Dr. DiAngelo’s presentation or read her book before this conversation.

Objectives:

  •     Discuss suggestions for continuing the work of anti-racism.
  •     Explore the successes and challenges of implementing the strategies for these conversations.
  •     Define individual and collective follow-up actions.


Please register here:  https://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/ist/event/where-do-we-go-from-here/