Black History Month 2021: Opening Ceremony

Join us for the celebration of Black History Month at McGill on Monday, February 1st 2021 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Note the virtual doors will be open as of 4:15 PM. 

This Opening Ceremony will launch the fifth annual Black History Month at McGill University, once again co-organized with the Black Students’ Network of McGill (BSN) and the McGill African Students' Society (MASS). The evening will feature a keynote address by Dr. Onye Nnorom MD, CCFP, MPH, FRCPC, Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health of University of Toronto, a Q&A period, and a performance by West-Can Folk Performing Company.

The theme for Black History Month 2021 is Healing Forward and we are grateful to be partnering with the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and its Social Accountability and Community Engagement Office for this year's Opening Ceremony event. We look forward to collaborating with more partners across McGill and Montreal to host a series of events centered around the theme of healing and history. We hope that you will join us!

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience for the Opening Ceremony by registering below. You will then receive a confirmation email with the link to register to and access the Zoom event. Please ensure you register through both in order to access the direct Zoom meeting link. For any questions or accommodation requests, please contact Shanice Yarde at shanice.yarde [at] We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating Black history together!

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

For more information about traditional territory and tips on how to make a land acknowledgement, visit our Land Acknowledgement webpage.

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