Black History Month

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Black History Month

The University of Ottawa Students’ union upholds Black History Month as a time where students can come together and witness the achievements, accomplishments and tribulations of black artists and entrepreneurs alike. The events inherent to this month are meant to not only recognize but celebrate black culture all while promoting student development and capacity building as a communal whole within this institution.

Black History Month Gala

Date: February 29, 2020
Time: 7pm-11pm
Location: The Westin, Governor General Ball Room – Level 4. 11 Colonel By Drive.

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The University of Ottawa Students’ union upholds Black History Month as a time where students can come together and witness the achievements, accomplishments and tribulations of black artists and entrepreneurs alike. The events inherent to this month are meant to not only recognize but celebrate black culture all while promoting student development and capacity building as a communal whole within this institution.

Join us on February 29th as we look back on this month and celebrate through community, food and dance!

SoulFulExpression

Soulful Expression

Date: February 28, 2020
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: Alumni Auditorium

Our annual Black History Month talent showcase is back! This year’s theme – The Blackprint. Dancing, Singing, Spoken Word poetry and more!

FreBreakfast

Free breakfast

Date: February 24 – 28, 2020
Time: 10am 
Location: UCU Level 0

Stop by the UCU for free breakfast!

Panel

Panel

Date: February 25, 2020
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: DMS12102

As this year falls within the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent, the BSLALÉN’s Black History Month theme is “The Blackprint” – honouring Black people and Black culture as the foundation or ‘blueprint’ for socio-political movements and popular culture. With this panel, we will highlight Black community members who are embodiments of Black Excellence.

HistoryLesson

History Lesson

Date: February 13, 2020
Time: 7pm
Location: LMX242

“From Amanirenas to Alaa Salah, African Women and the Righteous Struggle”

Looking to enrich your knowledge? Skip the books! Dr. Clyde Ledbetter from Jaku Konbit will be giving a short lesson on African History. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

 

NetworkingEvent

Networking event

Date: February 12, 2020
Time: 2:30pm-5pm
Location: FSS4007

BSLA is proud to present our first ever Networking Event! Come find out about career opportunities, post-graduate programs and volunteer opportunities within the community!

Students and recent graduates will also have the opportunity to meet with industry professionals who can provide insight on career opportunities with various organizations as well as tips and advice on financial and professional development.

Come dressed to impress, bring your resumes & your beautiful smiles!

We can’t wait to see you!

AfroCaribana

Afro Caribana

Date: February 11, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: UCU Agora

In collaboration with CHUO 98.1 and the BSLA, we will be hosting an African / Caribbean fusion event in the UCU Agora to promote the various cultures that exist amongst the community.

Hijab

Dont feed the stereotype

Date: February 6, 2020
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: UCU Level 0

Multi-Faith Presents… “Don’t Feed the Stereotype” Exposition. Call Out to uOttawa Student Artist! On February 6th 2020, the Multi- Faith Centre will be hosting a “Don’t Feed the Stereotype” Exposition and promotional campaign in UCU Level 0. The Expo and campaign will take a popular religious approach in addressing stereotypes around the hijab, in an effort to promote a positive approach on campus.

FreeSmoothies

Free Smoothies

Date: February 3-4, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: UCU

Potluck-BLKCHAT

Potluck & BLK Chat

Date: February 6, 2020
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: FSS400

Join us for some delicious Afro-Caribbean cuisine graciously provided to you by the BSLA Executive team. This will be followed by an empowering discussion on allyship and how non-black individuals can support and participate during Black History Month.

Non-black individuals are welcome, so invite your friends to the cookout!