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Black History Month events ongoing at U of T campuses

Cultural and educational activities at all three campuses

by Michah Rynor 

Anyone who hasn’t taken advantage of Black History Month events on U of T’s three campuses still has a chance to enjoy some educational and recreational culture.

On the Mississauga campus, Black Professionals: A Discussion Panel, featuring the Black Alumni Association and Black Medical Students Association, meets at the Student Centre, Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m.

At Hart House on the St. George campus, there will be arts and crafts for the entire family on Sunday, Feb. 25 from noon to 2 p.m., followed by an a capella performance of the sounds of Africa by Soul Influence in the Great Hall.

On Feb. 27, a discussion entitled World Music/Global Advocacy takes place in the Hart House Music Room at 7 p.m., followed the next day by V.I.B.E. (Visions in the Black Experience): The Pursuit of Freedom on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Hart House Theatre. This presentation will look at what the future holds for the black community in the year 2057.

The film What We Want, What We Believe, will be also presented Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Reading Room, followed by a discussion group led by Allix Thompson of U of T and Asheda Dwyer of York University. Both will speak on contemporary community organizing among black youth.

The final social get-together for Black History Month on the Scarborough campus will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Meeting Place.

“I am really relieved that Black History Month continues to play a large cultural role at this university,” said Deborah Peart, a native of Manchester, England, who works with the advancement office at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Peart regularly attends a number of events each year.

“It’s important for everyone to recognize the past, present and future challenges and achievements of African Canadians.”

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