Archived: Black History Month at SAMRU

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By Nicole Boyce 

Join SAMRU on February 27th for a celebration of black history and culture! In honour of Black History Month, the Cultural Mosaic Centre invites students, staff and faculty to celebrate the ongoing movement for rights equality.

“Black History Month is a chance for students to discuss their personal experiences and struggles related to race and class,” says CMC Coordinator Nick Beck. “This history is everyone’s history – it speaks of the human condition found in the act of standing up against injustice and racial prejudice.”

The day will begin with “A Living History – Black History is Now,” an open forum with MRU Professor Tracy Nielsen Ph.D., presented in partnership with MRU’s Diversity & Human Rights Services. “This is a chance for students to engage in a dialogue with their peers,” says Beck. “We’d like to generate an honest discussion around topics like racial consciousness, while bringing attention to the history of the civil rights movement.”

On the evening of February 27th, join us at The Hub for “The Movement: A Celebration of Black Culture.” Presented by the Alors on Danse Club and the Cultural Mosaic Centre, this thought-provoking evening of performances will feature music, dance and spoken word. Everyone is invited to come honour a history infused with hard effort and passion for social change. Black History is Your History!

For more details on the events, click here:

http://www.samru.ca/event/open-forum-a-living-history-black-history-is-now/

http://www.samru.ca/event/alors-on-danse-and-the-cultural-mosaic-centre-the-movement/

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