Black History Month 2021 Schedule of Events

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, across Montreal, and beyond!

On this page you will find:

BHM 2021 EVENTS

These are the main events that the BHM 2021 organizers are hosting together for Black History Month 2021 at McGill. They are all in collaboration with different partners across McGill and Montreal, are free, and open to the public. For information about any of these events, please contact shanice.yarde [at] mcgill.ca.

BHM 2021 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 2021 COMMUNITY EVENTS

These are community events happening across Montreal and beyond 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 and beyond. 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 2021 EVENTS

 

Opening Ceremony

Date: Monday, February 1

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST (Virtual Doors Open at 4:15 PM EST)

Learn more here and register here.

 

Hidden Histories

Date: Monday, February 8

Time: 12 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Black Mental Health Matters

Date: Wednesday, February 10

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

A Bite of History: A Conversation on Food, Ancestry & Healing

Date: Wednesday, February 17

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

SPEAK B(L)ACK

Date: Friday, February 26

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

BHM 2021 GENERAL MCGILL EVENTS

 

Episode Launch of Professor Adelle Blackett's Talk: In Defence of Domestic Workers

Date: Monday, February 1

Time: 8 PM - 9 PM EST

Learn more here and here.

 

Social Accountability and Community Engagement Office (SACE): Q&A with Executive Producer & Founder of Black Men in White Coats

Date: Wednesday, February 3

Time: 7 PM - 8 PM EST

Watch the documentary here and learn more and register here.

 

Black Law Students' Association of McGill (BLSAM): Coffeehouse: Black History Month Open Mic

Date: Thursday, February 4

Time: 7:30 PM EST

Learn more here and join the event here.

 

Being Black @ McGill Workshop Series - Session #1: Who We Are

Date: Friday, February 5

Time: 1 PM - 3 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

An Evening with Professor Patricia Hewlin

Date: Wednesday, February 10

Time: 5:30 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

Being Black @ McGill Workshop Series - Session #2: Roots

Date: Friday, February 12

Time: 1 PM - 3 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Trailblazers: The Black Pioneers Who Have Shaped Canada

Date: Thursday, February 18

Time: 11 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

The Great White North: Race and Reckoning in Canada

Date: Thursday, February 18

Time: 4 PM - 6 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Discrimination in the Healthcare Setting: Addressing Barriers to Access

Date: Thursday, February 18

Time: 6 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

In Conversation with Balarama Holness

Date: Friday, February 19 

Time: 2 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

MASS Africa Speaks Conference

Date: Friday, February 19 - Saturday, February 20

Time: 6:30 PM - 5 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

BSN & CKUT Presents Black Talk

Date: Monday, February 22

Time: 11 AM - 11 PM EST

More details coming soon!

 

We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom

Date: Monday, February 22

Time: 5 PM - 6 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

Colourism, Texturism & Featurism: An Honest Conversation with the Black Community

Date: Tuesday, February 23

Time: 5 PM - 6:30 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

Managing Your Career When Young, Gifted, and Black

Date: Wednesday, February 24

Time: 5:30 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

Renaming & Reclaiming Symbols of Oppression: Making History or Erasing the Past?

Date: Thursday, February 25

Time: 4 PM - 6 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Centering Blackness in Social Work: Challenging Silence, Erasure and Stereotypes

Date: Friday, February 26

Time: 11:30 AM - 1 PM EST

Learn more and register here:

 

Being Black @ McGill Workshop Series - Session #3: A Story Untold

Date: Friday, February 26

Time: 1 PM - 3 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

McGill DABI's Seventh Annual Conference: "Post-Disruption: An Era of Reconstruction”

Date: Friday, February 26 - Saturday, February 27

Time: Varies

Learn more and register here.

 

ASSA X WIMESSA - Black History Month Trivia Night

Date: Friday, February 26

Time: 5 PM - 6 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

NSBE McGill Black Legacy Dinner 2021

Date: Saturday, February 27

Time: 12 PM - 5 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

Being Black @ McGill Workshop Series - Session #4: Staying Afloat

Date: Friday, March 12

Time: 1 PM - 3 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Being Black @ McGill Workshop Series - Session #5: A New Day

Date: Friday, March 19

Time: 1 PM - 3 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

BHM 2021 COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

Social Justice & Black Community

Date: Monday, January 25

Time: 7 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

Black Theatre Workshop Vision Gala

Date: Saturday, January 30

Time: 7 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Grow with Us: The Black and Indigenous History of Agriculture

Date: Monday, February 1

Time: 12 PM - 1 PM CST (1 PM - 2 PM EST)

Learn more here.

 

Mois de l'Histoire des Noirs Lancement Virtuel/ Black History Month Virtual Launch

Date: Monday, February 1

Time: 1 PM - 2 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

Vanier University: 10th Annual Humanities Symposium “Reconnections” 

Date: Tuesday, February 2

Time: 9:30 AM AST (8:30 AM EST)

Learn more here.

 

Enslaved and Free Black Presence, Experience and Representation in Quebec Winter

Date: Tuesday, February 2

Time: 3 PM - 4 PM AST (2 PM - 3 PM EST)

Learn more here.

 

Black Canadians: Contributions and Historical Figures /// Les Noirs au Canada: Contributions et grandes figures historiques

Date: Wednesday, February 3

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

The ABC's of Canadian Black History

Date: Thursday, February 4

Time: 12 PM - 1 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

Montréal en Action Webinar: Colonial Violence with Dr. Afua Cooper

Date: Thursday, February 4

Time: 6 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Black Professionals In Tech Network - BPTN: From Black History to Black Future

Date: Thursday, February 4

Time: 6:30 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

Le féminisme noir, c'est quoi ? Une capsule éducative présentée par Jade Almeida

Date: Friday, February 5

Time: 11 AM EST

Learn more here.

 

Webster: Un petit grain de sable

Date: Saturday, February 6

Time: 2 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

University of Toronto's 2021 Black History Symposium: Honoring the Diversity of Black Leaders and Agents of Change

Date: Monday, February 8

Time: 10 AM - 12 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

Designing Leadership in a Time of Change

Date: Monday, February 8

Time: 2 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

Grappling with the Colonial Archive: The Production and Circulation of Information in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Canadian Slavery

Date: Monday, February 8

Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM AST (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Learn more here and register here.

 

Lectures Logos Readings: Exile and Alienation

Date: Monday, February 8

Time: 7 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

Montréal en Action Webinar: African Heritage in Quebec with Webster

Date: Tuesday, February 9

Time: 6 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Webster et Rito Joseph: Leçon d'histoire / African heritage in Quebec

Date: Tuesday, February 9

Time: 6 PM - 7 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Le dynamisme culturel des communautés noires à Montréal

Date: Thursday, February 11

Time: 12 PM - 1 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

Black Perspectives Live at Concordia: In Conversation with the Simone de Beauvoir Institute’s (SdBI) Program and Outreach Coordinator, Marlihan Lopez

Date: Friday, February 12

Time: 3 PM - 4 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

Massimadi 13 à la maison: Festival films & arts LGBTQ+ Afro

Date: Friday, February 12 - Friday, March 12

Time: Varies

Learn more here.

 

Book Launch & Talk featuring Celina Caesar-Chavannes

Date: Friday, February 12

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

Black Theatre Workshop Poetry Jam

Date: Friday, February 12

Time: 7 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

‪Standing on Strong Shoulders – A Moderated Black Panel Discussion

Date: Saturday, February 13

Time: 10:30 AM - 12 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Histoires de persévérance avec Kim Hyacinthe, Gayance et Woody Belfort

Date: Monday, February 15

Time: 6 PM - 7 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

Histoires de persévérance avec Kim Hyacinthe, Gayance et Woody Belfort

Date: Monday, February 15

Time: 7 PM - 8:30 PM PST (10 PM - 11:30 PM EST)

Learn more here and register here.

 

Espace d’échange pour les femmes/personnes non-binaires noire.s dans les milieux universitaires

Date: Wednesday, February 17

Time: 1 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

Community Conversations: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in University

Date: Wednesday, February 17

Time: 5 PM - 6:30 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Soirée d'ouverture avec Lilian Thuram

Date: Wednesday, February 17

Time: 6 PM - 7:30 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

Art-thérapie : Se souvenir de qui nous sommes ✦ Massimadi 13 ✦ Festival films & arts Lgbtq+ Afro

Date: Thursday, February 18

Time: 6 PM - 7 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Montréal en Action Webinar: The Impact of the Pandemic with Dr. Alicia Boatswain-Kyte & Thierry Lindor

Date: Thursday, February 18

Time: 6 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Anti-Racism in Education: Through the Eyes of Dionte Jelks

Date: Thursday, February 18

Time: 7 PM PST (10 PM EST)

Learn more here and register here.

 

A Celebration of Black Women's Voices in the Journey to Gender Equality

Date: Friday, February 19

Time: 4:30 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

Conférence: Leadership noir au féminin

Date: Friday, February 19

Time: 7 PM - 8 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

CLAQ-Célébrons Les Afro-Québécoises 2e édition- Still I Rise

Date: Friday, February 19 - Sunday, February 21

Time: Varies

Learn more here and register here.

 

We Do This 'Til We Free Us

Date: Tuesday, February 23

Time: 6 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

MI-TEMPS | Aborder la santé mentale chez les jeunes racisé.e.s avec Régine Tardieu Bertheau

Date: Wednesday, February 24

Time: 12 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

Vocation Afro-Entrepreneur.e.s

Date: Wednesday, February 24

Time: 6 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Temoignage de 5 infirmières noires sur le racisme systémique

Date: Wednesday, February 24

Time: 7 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Four Hundred Souls - Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Dr. Keisha N. Blain in Conversation

Date: Wednesday, February 24

Time: 8 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

An Afternoon with Lawrence Hill

Date: Thursday, February 25

Time: 4 PM - 5:30 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Being Wealthy vs. Being the Wealth: Careers and Ownership in the African Diaspora

Date: Thursday, February 25

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

Montréal en Action Webinar: The Impact of the Pandemic on Young Black Canadians with Bout du Monde

Date: Thursday, February 25

Time: 6 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Conversation sur la santé mentale des personnes noires en contexte académique

Date: Thursday, February 25

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM EST

Learn more here

 

Guest Author, Desmond Cole - Newmarket Public Library

Date: Thursday, February 25

Time: 7 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Librairie D+Q presents Edem Awumey launching Mina Among the Shadows

Date: Thursday, February 25

Time: 7 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Discussion sur le racisme dans nos universités & Performance de Waahli

Date: Thursday, February 25

Time: 7 PM - 9 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Les porte-voix | Raconter les cultures noires

Date: Thursday, February 25

Time: 7 PM - 9 PM EST

Learn more here and here.

 

Mouvements sociaux de femmes noires, d'hier à aujourd'hui: engagement et pratiques

Date: Saturday, February 27

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Caraïbes, Afrique, capitalisme et néocolonialisme

Date: Saturday, February 27

Time: 2 PM - 3 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

Des Esprits Des Images: Montreal Film Premier and Talk

Date: Saturday, February 27

Time: 4 PM - 5 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

Black Deaf Artists Panel

Date: Saturday, February 27

Time: 4 PM - 6 PM EST

Learn more and register here.

 

Young, Gifted & Black - Celebrating Black Excellence and Entrepreneurship

Date: Saturday, February 27

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM EST

Learn more here and register here.

 

Montreal Steppers Showcase: The Route to Canada

Date: Saturday, February 27

Time: 7 PM - 8 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

 


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