In Fall 2020, MacEwan’s newly formed countering anti-Black racism advocacy group hosted a virtual community gathering that invited MacEwan students, faculty, staff and alumni to share experiences, ask questions, reflect on comments, or simply listen to the voices of those impacted by anti-Black racism. The gathering provided a space for reflection, but also to gather input in determining the areas of focus for the Advocacy Group. On February 25th, MacEwan and NorQuest students will join together and participate in a Black History Month forum that will continue this dialogue to demonstrate the ongoing relevance of anti-black racism matters, and provide tangible recommendations to their institutions that validate student concerns. This conversation will center on the voices of self-identified Black students as speakers, however, all are welcome to attend in the spirit of learning and support.
This event will be delivered via Zoom. Please register to attend. Presented in partnership with NorQuest College.
Black History Month 2021 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. It also creates a space to reflect on the realities Black Canadians continue to face regarding racism and discrimination. 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.