Black History Month, yes but what is next?
Feb 8, 2024 — 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Description of the event
GaCran (Groupe d'action contre le racisme antinoirEs) is is hosting a roundtable conversation focused on the significance of Black History Month within our educational institutions. This dialogue unfolds within the framework of comprehensive research and contemplation regarding the role and influence of Black History Month in the field of education, encompassing its historical, cultural, and pedagogical aspects. This exchange aims to illuminate both the beneficial outcomes and enduring obstacles associated with this commemorative occasion.
Vice-Provost, Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
Professor Awad Ibrahim is a full professor at the Faculty of Education and and holder of the Air Canada Professorship on Anti-Racism. A curriculum theorist, his research focuses on cultural studies, hip-hop, black youth and popular culture, social justice and African diasporic and continental identities.
Full professor of communications at the University of Ottawa
Boulou Ebanda de B'béri is a full professor of communications at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on identity formation practices in multicultural nations, cultural studies and cultural memory. He is currently conducting research on the black Canadian press of the 19th century and its connections with the transatlantic world.
Gina Thésée, PhD
Full Professor, Department of Didactics, Faculty of Education, UQAM
Gina Thésée is a full professor in the Faculty of Education at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her academic training is rooted in the biological sciences, environmental toxicology and educational sciences. Her doctoral thesis in education focused on high school students' relationship with scientific knowledge in a context of racialization. Drawing on sociocritical perspectives (feminisms, anti-racisms, decolonialities, critical pedagogies and epistemologies), her research interests focus on the education of racialized people in situations of multiple socio-environmental vulnerability. As co-holder of the UNESCO Chair in Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education (CU-DCMÉT), whose activities are conducted in French, English and Spanish, she is part of an international network of researchers and participates in UNESCO's work. She has just been appointed "Senior Referent" by the International Bureau of Education (UNESCO-IBE). As an author, lecturer and socially committed Black woman in community, school and university circles, she addresses a variety of audiences at local, national and international levels. She was one of the Laureates of the City of Montreal's 2006 Black History Month.