Join the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity and the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) at the Black History Month opening ceremony and art exhibit.
This kick-off event aims to unite the campus in celebration and solidarity through drumming, a campus-wide march and a showcase of the RAM ‘I Am From Here’ exhibition.
Marching and demonstrations are an integral part of activism, especially relating to issues rooted in racial injustice. The visibility of people of colour in large groups has been stigmatized as threatening and dangerous, however, we know that our identities are dynamic and made of multiple facets.
We will use this march and demonstration to present a united front on campus, and to showcase the importance of representation and taking up space that we all contribute to in meaningful ways. We welcome the participation of allies, as we believe that people of various identities are responsible for contributing to social change.
This is a free event that is open to the public.
Opening ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m.
Campus-wide march begins at noon.
RAM ‘I Am From Here’ exhibit display will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Black History Month 2020 is a university-wide celebration that aims to raise awareness of the contributions made by Black Canadians to Canada’s culture and legacy, past and present. All events are free to attend and open to the public, however, registration may be required.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.