Black History Month

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Royal Roads University celebrates the legacy, achievements and experiences of Black Canadians in our university community and beyond.

With thanks to everyone who contributed their time and voices to this page, in particular the Black scholars, learners, workers, researchers and activists at Royal Roads.

Royal Roads events

Prof. Andrea A. Davis at the top of a staircase, smiling.

A Project Toward Black Life: Teaching Black Studies in the Humanities

Join us as we welcome Dr. Andrea A. Davis, professor in the Department of Humanities at York University, for this virtual speaking event and Q&A.

Centering Black ideas, art and imagination as critical to a reformulation of the racist logic of western thought, Dr. Davis offers a model for engaging the histories of Black peoples in Canada that exceeds a simple anti-racism lens

Feb. 27, 2023 from 11 a.m. to noon on Zoom.

Community events

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Explore the RRU Library's digital display

The Black History Month display at the Royal Roads University Library.

This year's display features books, films and essays by Black creators on the topics of Black Canadian history, the contemporary Black experience, Black culture and communication, the Black post-secondary experience, Black women and leadership, Black history in law and business, and Black film and fiction. 

Voices

Black students, alumni, staff and faculty at Royal Roads talk about what Black History Month means to them.

Additional resources

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion has resources for Canadians to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians in their communities:

Government of Canada

The Government of Canada has additional materials available on their Black History Month webpage including a digital toolkit, videos and biographies of notable Black Canadians who helped shape Canada. 

Cultural and educational resources

Interested in learning more? Check out this list from 2022 of culture and educational resources curated by assoc. faculty members Athena Madan and Olaolu Adeleyeand other RRU community members. The spirit of this list is Pan-African, with a focus on resources published or relevant to events last year. It also prioritizes content from the RRU Library.

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