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.
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
Cultural and Indigenous Inclusion Programmer
Office: Wyckham House, Z305
Phone: (403) 440-7795