U of G Marks Black History Month

January 30, 2012 - Campus Bulletin

The University of Guelph’s C.J. Munford Centre will mark Black History Month with a series of events on campus in February.

An opening ceremony in the University Centre courtyard Feb. 1, noon to 1 p.m., will include remarks from University leaders, a video and a steel band. A panel discussion on “Embracing Diversity” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the UC courtyard will be facilitated by Guelph faculty.

On Feb. 2, activist and educator Angela Davis will discuss “Activism and Diversity in Higher Education” at 6:45 p.m. in War Memorial Hall. This public lecture is free for U of G students, $5 to $10 for others. Tickets are available at the Central Student Association, University Centre, Room 274.

An American political activist, scholar and author, Davis emerged in the 1960s as a prominent activist associated with the civil rights movement and the Black Panthers. She is a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a former director of the university’s Feminist Studies Department.

On Feb. 3, “Fiesta: Culture Splash” will celebrate cultural diversity from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in East Town Hall. The event is open to the University community and general public. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Munford Centre, MacKinnon Building, Room 55, and at the door.

The 2012 Southern Ontario RACE Conference will take place on campus Feb. 4 and 5. The conference, "Racialized and Aboriginal Communities Conceptualizing Experiences," aims to create a support network for aboriginal students and students of colour in Ontario.

For more information, contact the Munford Centre, 519-824-4120, Ext. 56911, or visit http://www.uoguelph.ca/cjmunford/.

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