President Philip Steenkamp: Black History Month

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

Today marks the start of Black History Month.

This year’s theme, Black Resistance, asks us to renew our commitment to advocacy, to social justice and to breaking down institutionalized barriers.

The future of education is one that tells the stories, histories, ways of knowing and perspectives of ALL people.

This must include an interdisciplinary approach to provide a broad educational experience for students.

A champion of this learning method, Dr. Andrea A. Davis, will be joining us Feb. 27 from York University for a discussion on Black Studies in Canada.

We are honoured to listen and learn from her.

You can visit our Black History Month webpage and the RRU Library digital and in-person displays for resources, events and more.

I encourage everyone to participate, explore and learn throughout February as we celebrate Black scholars, learners, workers, researchers, and activists at Royal Roads and beyond.