Black students are the teachers in ‘See us, Hear us, Learn from us’ art exhibition

Published: 15 February 2023

A student-led art exhibition on Feb. 23 is shedding light on Black artistry, talent and culture at McGill University. Organized by Welly Minyangadou Ngokobi, a graduate student in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, ‘See us, Hear us, Learn from us,’ aims to let students take the lead in teaching the exhibition’s visitors about the history, culture and future of Black people. “This is not a talk. This is not a workshop. This is an intentional space of learning and exchange run by us,” said Ngokobi. The exhibition will feature McGill students from across the university with varying degrees of experience in art, including Amelya Hempstead, whose work has been shown at numerous Black film festivals across Canada. Award-winning activist and Afrofuturism pioneer Quentin VerCetty will deliver remarks on all things art, creation, and Blackness.  

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