Black History Month

At a time when disheartening levels of racism have been increasing globally, Black History Month recognizes a history of systemic injustice, honours the multitude of lived experiences within the Black diaspora, and celebrates the community responses and transformational creative production that times of strife have always inspired.

#WokeWeek

Monday, February 4 – Thursday, February 7 | 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Main Street

The Afro-Caro Club MRU will be kicking off Black History Month with #WokeWeek, during which the club will be on Main Street promoting the events to come throughout the month and raising awareness about Black History Month.

Connect and Network

Tuesday, February 5 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Council Chambers, Wyckham House CANCELLED

A Chitenge Story

A Canadian college student dives deep into the sounds, smells and spirits of Zambia. She is steeped in a single secret: that she has returned to her ancestral home with a mission. She must find the man who abused her as a child and take justice into her own hands. Inspired by true events, A Chitenge Story is a young woman’s autobiographical account of releasing trauma, embracing heritage, and uncovering her ultimate healing.

Created and performed by Makambe K Simamba
Directed by Kathryn Smith
Set and Costume Design by Sarah Uwadiae
Sound Design by Aidan Lytton
Light Design by Kathryn Smith

Produced by MRU Campus Equity & Meaningful Inclusion and the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University. Tickets available here.

Tuesday, February 5 | 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Wright Theatre

Wednesday, February 6 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Wright Theatre

Wednesday, February 6 | 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Wright Theatre

Thursday, February 7 | 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Wright Theatre

Live Music Thursdays feat. Mona Lisa

Thursday, February 7 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | The Hub

Black Film Festival

SAMRU and Mount Royal University present their first Black History Month Film Festival, featuring work by black filmmakers from Calgary and across the globe. 

Feb 7: We Are The Roots (Dr. David Este, Deborah Dobbins, Dr. Jenna Bailey)
Feb 12: Mahalia Melts In The Rain (Emilie Mannering, Carmine Pierre-Dufour), Black Hair (Badria Abubaker), Texted (Edward Ogum, Omatta Udalor), Race Anonymous (Melanee Murray-Hunt)
Feb 26: Diary Of A Lagos Girl (Adejumoke Olatunde)

Thursday, February 7 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Jenkins Theatre

Tuesday, February 12 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Jenkins Theatre

Tuesday, February 26 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Jenkins Theatre

Roots of Royalty 

Enjoy this mixture of spoken word, open mic, trap karaoke and blues in the Hub.

Monday, February 11 | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | The Hub

Love Your Hair

Thursday, February 14 | 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Main Street

Stay Woke: Building on a Legacy For Future Generations

Thursday, February 28 | 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Lincoln Park room

Debate Night: Let’s Talk About Race

Thursday, February 28 | 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | EC 1130

 

Contact

Cory Cardinal
Cultural and Indigenous Inclusion Programmer
Office: Wyckham House, Z305
Email: c.cardinal@samru.ca
Phone: (403) 440-7795