BHM 2020 Schedule

Please note that these events will continue to be updated as more information is made available. Thank you for celebrating Black History Month at McGill and across Montreal!

On this page you will find:

BHM 2020 EVENTS

These are the main events that the BHM 2020 organizers are hosting together for Black History Month 2020 at McGill. They are in collaboration with different partners across McGill and Montreal and take place on and off campus. For information about any of these events, please contact shanice.yarde [at] mcgill.ca.

BHM 2020 GENERAL MCGILL EVENTS

These are events that are being organized across the McGill campus in celebration of Black History Month. We encourage everyone to check out all of the exciting events students, staff and faculty at McGill have organized! For information about any of these events please contact the organizers directly. To include your event on this list, please email shanice.yarde [at] mcgill.ca.

BHM 2020 COMMUNITY EVENTS

These are community events happening across Montreal throughout the month of February. The list is a combination of events being organized in celebration of Black History Month as well as events and activities being organized by Black individuals and organizations across Montreal. There is so much magic happening across the city and we want everyone to experience it! For information about any of these events please contact the organizers directly. To include your event on this list, please email shanice.yarde [at] mcgill.ca.

 

BHM 2020 EVENTS

 

Malcolm X: Black, Muslim, Revolutionary

Date: Thursday, January 30

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: McGill University | Morrice Hall | 3485 McTavish Street | Tuesday Night Cafe Theatre

Learn more here. Reserve tickets here.

 

Opening Ceremony

Date: Monday, February 3

Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: McGill University | Faculty of Law | 3644 Peel Street | Moot Court & Atrium

Learn more here. Reserve tickets here

 

Gathering for Black Students, Staff, and Faculty

Date: Monday, February 17

Time: 12 PM - 2 PM

Location: McGill University | Thomson House | 3650 McTavish Street | 3rd Floor Ballroom

Learn more here. Register here.

 

SPEAK B(L)ACK

Date: Tuesday, February 18

Time: 6 PM - 9 PM

Location: McGill University | Wilson Hall | 3506 University Street | Wendy Patrick Room | Room 110

Learn more here.

 

Afro Drag: Ancêtres passés, présents & futurs

Date: Friday, February 21

Time: 8 PM - 11:59 PM

Location: Phi Centre | 407 Saint Pierre Street

Learn more here. Buy tickets here

 

Community & Family Day

Date: Sunday, February 23

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

Location: McGill University | La Citadelle | 410 Sherbrooke Street West | 3rd Floor Conference Rooms

Learn more here. Register here

 

Toni Morrison Tribute

Date: Monday, February 24

Time: 6 PM - 9 PM

Location: McGill University | La Citadelle | 410 Sherbrooke Street West | 3rd Floor Conference Rooms

Learn more here.

 

Birth Work as an Ancestral Practice

Date: Wednesday, February 26

Time: 6 PM - 9 PM

Location: McGill University | 680 Sherbrooke Street West | Room 1825

Learn more here.

 

Rice Battle

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Learn more here.

 

BHM 2020 GENERAL MCGILL EVENTS

 

BSN x Divvi x NWA Present: SHIFT

Date: Tuesday, January 28

Time: 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Location: McGill University | McCall MacBain Arts Building | 853 Sherbrooke Street West | Room 260

Learn more here.

 

BSN x CKUT Present: BLACK TALK 2020

Date: Friday, January 31

Time: 11 AM - 11 PM

Location: On Air (CKUT 90.3 FM)

Learn more here.

 

Ninth Floor Screening

Date: Tuesday, February 4

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: McGill University | Peel Street Cinema | 3475 McTavish Street

Learn more here.

 

BSN Presents: HAIR DAY 2020

Date: Friday, February 7

Time: 3 PM - 7 PM

Location: McGill University | La Citadelle | 410 Sherbrooke Street West | 3rd Floor Conference Rooms

Learn more here.

 

McGill DABI Sixth African Business and Development Conference

Date: Saturday, February 8

Time: 8 AM - 5 PM

Location: McGill University | Armstrong Building | 3420 McTavish Street 

Learn more here.

 

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: A Talk By Jeffry Haas

Date: Wednesday, February 12

Time: 12 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: McGill University | McCall MacBain Arts Building | 853 Sherbrooke Street West | Room 230

Learn more here.

 

McGill Jazz Orchestra I: Black History Month – Celebrating America’s Composers and Arrangers

Date: Wednesday, February 12

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: McGill University | Tanna Schulich Hall | 527 Sherbrooke Street West

Learn more here et ici.

 

Black History Basketball Game & Event

Date: Saturday, February 15

Time: 1 PM - 5 PM

Location: McGill University | Love Competition Hall | 475 Pine Avenue West

Learn more here. Buy tickets here.

 

Conférence de Daniel Desormeaux: «Sur les polyphonies postcoloniales du premier roman haïtien: Frédéric Marcelin (1848-1917)

Date: Tuesday, February 18

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: McGill University | McCall MacBain Arts Building | 853 Sherbrooke Street West | Room 385

Learn more here.

 

BSN Presents: Soul Food Friday

Date: Friday, February 21

Time: 3 PM - 6 PM

Location: McGill University | Carrefour Sherbrooke | 475 Sherbrooke Street West | Ballroom

Learn more here.

 

Africa Speaks: Africa in the 'Z' Age

Date: Friday, February 21 - Saturday, February 22

Time: Varies

Location: McGill University | 3600 McTavish Street | Suite 1200

Learn more here.

 

Centering Blackness in Social Work: Negotiating Black Identity

Date: Wednesday, February 26

Time:  2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: McGill University | Wilson Hall | 3506 University Street | Wendy Patrick Room | Room 110

For more information email alicia.kyte [at] mcgill.ca.

 

NSBE Black History Month: Black Legacy Dinner

Date: Friday, February 28

Time: 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: McGill University | La Citadelle | 410 Sherbrooke Street West | 3rd Floor Conference Rooms

Learn more here.

 

Eighty Years After Christie v. York: Une conférence sur le racisme et le droit

Date: Saturday, February 29

Time: 1 PM - 6 PM

Location: McGill University | Faculty of Law | 3644 Peel Street | Moot Court

Register here.

 

Rackeb Tesfaye on Broad Science and Intersectional Approaches

Date: Saturday, February 29

Time: 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: McGill University | McCall MacBain Arts Building | 853 Sherbrooke Street West | Room 150

Learn more here.

 

The Cultural Gala: Lesedi

Date: Saturday, March 14

Time: 6 PM - 9 PM

Location: McGill University | New Residence Hall | 3625 Park Avenue

Learn more here.

 

BSN x MyMedia Present: North Bound Video Screening

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Learn more here.

 

BHM 2020 COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

Vision Celebration Gala 2020

Date: Saturday, February 1

Time: 5:30 PM - 3 AM

Location: Hotel Omni Mont-Royal | 1050 Sherbrooke Street West

Learn more here.

 

Mois de l'histoire des Noirs à Laval

Date: Sunday, February 2

Time: 1 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Bibliothèque Germaine-Guèvremont | 2900 de la Concorde Boulevard East

Learn more here.

 

Proud Wraps / Pagnes quelles belles histoires

Date: Monday, February 3 - Monday, February 17

Time: All Day

Location: Online

Learn more here.

 

Les Origines des Religions | N°1

Date: Wednesday, February 5

Time: 7 PM - 9 PM

Location: Librairie Racines 2.0 | 5118 de Charleroi Street

Learn more here.

 

Jonathan Emile: Spaces-In-Between Album Launch

Date: Thursday, February 6

Time: 6 PM - 9 PM

Location: Planet Studios | 6555 Papineau Avenue

Learn more here.

 

Une communauté noire actrice de transformation sociale

Date: Thursday, February 6 - Friday, February 7

Time: Varies

Location: Amphithéâtre de l'Ecole nationale d'administration publique | 4750 Avenue Henri-Julien

Learn more here.

 

Sharing Our Stories, Telling Our Lives

Date: Thursday, February 6 - Saturday, February 15

Time: Varies

Location: Varies

Learn more here.

 

AfroFuturism Burlesque

Date: Saturday, February 8

Time: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Location: The Wiggle Room | 3874 Saint Laurent Boulevard

Learn more here.

 

Mind Soul & Spirit 30th Anniversary Celebration Gospel Concert

Date: Saturday, February 8

Time: 6:30 PM – 10 PM

Location: 1235 Lambert-Closse Street

Learn more here. Buy tickets here.

 

Confabulation (MTL): Connections

Date: Friday, February 8

Time: 8 PM - 10 PM

Location: Phi Centre | 407 Saint Pierre Street

Learn more here.

 

West-Can Folk Performing Company Dance & Drum Classes

Date:  Sundays in February

Time: 1 PM - 6 PM

Location: 7419 Harley Avenue

Learn more here.  

 

The Kink In My Hair

Date: Sunday, February 9

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Artizans 4/22 | 3916 Saint Denis Street

Learn more here.

 

The Cancer Journals Revisited Screening

Date: Monday, February 10

Time: 7 PM - 10 PM

Location: Concordia University | Hall Building | 1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West | Room 110

Learn more here.

 

Desmond Cole Launches The Skin We're In

Date: Wednesday, February 12

Time: 7 PM - 9 PM

Location: Librairie Drawn & Quarterly | 176 Bernard Street West

Learn more here.

 

Lola Shadee Badmus Vernissage

Date: Thursday, February 13

Time: 5 PM - 8 PM

Location: Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi Montréal Centre-Ville | 666 Sherbrooke Street West | 21st Floor | Office 2101

Learn more here.

 

Être Noir: Femmes et domesticités

Date: Thursday, February 13

Time: 6 PM - 9 PM

Location: CÉDA | 2515 Delisle Street

Learn more here.

 

Sgt. Barbara's Lonely Hearts Club Ball: A Special V-Day Function

Date: Thursday, February 13

Time: 9 PM - 3 AM

Location: La Sala Rossa | 4848 Saint Laurent Boulevard

Learn more here.

 

Unsettling the Present: Unsilencing the Past of Slavery

Date: Friday, February 14

Time: 3 PM - 5 PM

Location: Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) | 400 Saint Catherine Street East | Pavillon Hubert-Aquin | Room A-2885

Learn more here.

 

L'art Selah Presents: Selah-Mour

Date: Friday, February 14

Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Location: Le Rendez-Vous | 6566 Jarry Street East

Learn more here. Buy tickets here.

 

Collecte de Sang - MHN / BHM - Blood Drive

Date: Saturday, February 15

Time: 10 AM - 4 PM

Location: CÉDA 2515 Delisle Street

Learn more here.

 

For The Love Of Cake 8

Date: Saturday, February 15

Time: 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Location: Concordia University | The Hive | 7141 Sherbrooke Street West | SC Building | Room 200

Learn more here. Reserve tickets here.

 

The Earth Center Canada Information Session

Date: Sunday, February 16

Time: 3 PM - 6 PM

Location: The Earth Center Canada | 1845 Struan Street

Learn more here.

 

Haiti Betrayed Screening

Date: Monday, February 17

Time: 7 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Concordia University | Hall Building | 1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West | Room 110

Learn more here.

 

Black Mental Wellness Week

Date: Monday, February 17 - Friday, February 21

Time: Varies

Location: Concordia University | Center for Oral History & Digital Storytelling | Library Building | 1400 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West | 10th Floor | Room LB-1042

Learn more here.

 

Prison Abolition and Climate Justice Event

Date: Wednesday, February 19

Time: 6 PM - 9 PM

Location: Frigo Vert | 2130 Mackay Street

Learn more here.

 

Whistling Dixie in Blackface in Quebec: A Provincial History

Date: Thursday, February 20

Time: 6 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: CÉDA | 2515 Delisle Street

Learn more here.

 

WURD Up - Community Literacy Series

Date: Thursday, February 20 

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Laval Senior Academy | 3200 Souvenir Boulevard West

Learn more here.

 

12e Massimadi ★ Cocktail d'ouverture - Opening Cocktail

Date: Thursday, February 20

Time: 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Location: La Sala Rossa | 4848 Saint Laurent Boulevard

Learn more here.

 

Black is the warmest color V ft. Mémoire d'encrier

Date: Thursday, February 20 - Friday, February 21

Time: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Location: Coop Le Cagibi | 6596 Saint Laurent Boulevard

Learn more here.

 

2e Festival Afro Urbain - Afro Urban Fest 2020

Date: Thursday, February 20 - Sunday, February 23

Time: Varies

Location: Centre des Arts de la Maison d'Haïti | 3245 Émile-Journault Avenue

Learn more here.

 

Massimadi ★ 12e Festival des films et des arts Lgbtq+ Afro

Date: Thursday, February 20 - Saturday, February 29

Time: Varies

Location: Varies

Learn more here.

 

Célébration du Mois de l’Histoire des Noirs

Date: Friday, February 21

Time: 1 PM - 4 PM

Location: 5201 Decarie Boulevard

Learn more here.

 

Woke Wellness: Healing Black Minds

Date: Friday, February 21

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Walkley Center | 6650 Côte-Saint-Luc Road

Learn more here.

 

The Untold Story: Intergenerational Trauma and Black Women

Date: Friday, February 21

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM

Location: Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier | 2450 Workman Street

Learn more here.

 

Santé Mentale 2 : Corps noir

Date: Friday, February 21

Time: 6 PM - 9 PM

Location: Universite de Montreal | 3200 Jean Brillant Street | Pavillon Jean Brillant | Room B-1248

Learn more here.

 

Ciné-Causerie – Être Noir.e À Montréal

Date: Friday, February 21

Time: 7 PM - 10 PM

Location: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec / Grande Bibliothèque | 475 de Maisonneuve Boulevard East

Learn more here.

 

Lama Rod Owens: Love and Fear During Times of War

Date: Friday, February 21 - Saturday, February 22

Time: Varies

Location: ORB Montréal | 435 Beaubien Street West | 3rd Floor

Learn more here.

 

Simone, Half And Half 

Date: Friday, February 21 - Saturday, February 22

Time: 3 PM – 6 PM

Location: 6767 Côte-des-Neiges Road

Learn more here.

 

Conversations Noires: #BlackAbundance

Date: Saturday, February 22

Time: 11 AM - 5 PM

Location: Phi Centre | 407 Saint-Pierre Street

Learn more here.

 

Soirée gastronomie - Patrimoine Culinaire Afro Antillais

Date: Saturday, February 22

Time: 3  PM - 8 PM

Location: Espace Mushagalusa | 533 Ontario Street East

Learn more here.

 

Fear of a Black Economy : Conversation avec Kali Akuno & invités

Date: Saturday, February 22

Time: 5 PM - 7 PM

Location: 4374 Saint Laurent Boulevard

Learn more here.

 

12e Massimadi ★ Courts-métrages : Nos Rites / Our Rites

Date: Saturday, February 22

Time: 7 PM - 9 PM

Location: Cinema de Sève | 1400 de Maisonneuve Boulevard

Learn more here.

 

Songs of Freedom: Past, Present, Future

Date: Saturday, February 22

Time: 8 PM - 9:45 PM

Location: River's Edge Community Church | 5567 Côte-Saint-Antoine Road

Learn more here.

 

Une Nuit au Jardin: #BlackAbundance Party

Date: Saturday, February 22

Time: 11 PM - 3 AM

Location: Phi Centre | 407 Saint-Pierre Street

Learn more here. Get tickets here.

 

Fatoumata Diawara en concert

Date: Sunday, February 23

Time: 8:30 PM - 11 PM

Location: Le National | 1220 Saint Catherine Street East

Learn more here.

 

Our Dance of Revolution Screening

Date: Monday, February 24

Time: 7 PM - 9 PM

Location: Concordia University | Hall Building | 1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West | Room 110

Learn more here and here.

 

L’Histoire des Noirs au Québec et dans le Sud-Ouest

Date: Tuesday, February 25

Time: 7 PM - 10 PM

Location: Bâtiment 7 | 1900 Le Ber Street | Suite 201

Learn more here.

 

Money Moves: Building Wealth in the Black Community

Date: Wednesday, February 26

Time: 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Location: Shopify | 490 de la Gauchetière Street West

Learn more here.

 

Black Indians

Date: Thursday, February 27

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

Location: Musée McCord Museum | 690 Sherbrooke Street West

Learn more here.

 

12e Massimadi ★ Film + Panel : Transfuturisk

Date: Friday, February 28

Time: 7 PM – 9 PM

Location: Musée McCord Museum | 690 Sherbrooke Street West

Learn more here.

 

The Roots of Step

Date: Saturday, February 29

Time: 4 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Espace Knox | 6215 Godfrey Avenue

Learn more here. Buy tickets here

 

Monnaie Money Talent Show 2020

Date: Saturday, February 29

Time: 7 PM - 10 PM

Location: Concordia University | Oscar Peterson Concert Hall | 7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Learn more here.

 

WorldWild SoundSystem invite Analog Africa

Date: Saturday, February 29

Time: 10 PM - 3 AM

Location: Le Ministère | 4521 Saint Laurent Boulevard

Learn more here.

 

Gala Dynastie 2020

Date: Sunday, March 1

Time: 6:45 PM - 1 AM

Location: Théâtre Maisonneuve | 260 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West

Learn more here.

 

Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes

Date: Monday, March 2

Time: 1:30 PM - 3 PM

Location: Centre culturel et communautaire Henri-Lemieux | 7644 Édouard Street

Learn more here.

 

Joujou Turenne

Date: Wednesday, March 4

Time: 10:30 AM - 1 PM

Location: Centre culturel et communautaire Henri-Lemieux | 7644 Édouard Street

Learn more here.

 

Black History Market

Date: Wednesday, March 4

Time: 11 AM - 4 PM

Location: Concordia University | Hall Building | 1455 de Maisonneuve West Boulevard | 7th Floor | CSU Lounge

Learn more here

 

Black Studies in Translation Conference

Date: Friday, March 13 - Saturday, March 14

Time: Varies

Location: Concordia University

Learn more here.

 

Unpacking The SASHA Model: Black Women's Triangulation of Rape

Date: Thursday, March 19

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM

Location: Concordia University | Grey Nuns Summer Residence | 1190 Guy Street

Learn more here.

 

Leslie Odom, Jr. | Festival de Jazz de Montréal présente

Date: Monday, March 23

Time: 8 PM - 11 PM

Location: L'Astral | 305 Saint Catherine Street West

Learn more here. Buy tickets here.

 

 


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