University of Ottawa event calendar: Black History Month

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Here is a selection of events taking place at the University of Ottawa during Black History Month this February:

Reuniting Black LGBTQ+ People and African-Centered Thought: Overview of a Historic Association of Black Psychologists Mbongi

WHEN: Tuesday, February 6 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Social Sciences Building, Room FSS4007; in-person.
Fulbright scholar Dr. Michele K. Lewis will discuss the work she and her colleagues did with Black LGBTQ+ populations that incorporates contemplative practices, which are strategies for decolonizing inner life. 

Black History Month, yes but what is next?

WHEN: Thursday, February 8 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Learning Crossroads (CRX), Room 407; virtual event.
A roundtable conversation focused on the significance of Black History Month within our educational institutions. (In French)

Panel: Intersectionality Inside the Black Community

WHEN: Monday, February 12 at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Desmarais Hall, Room 4101; in-person.
A thought-provoking discussion that will delve into the multifaceted experiences and perspectives within the Black community. (In English and French)

Breaking Barriers: The path to stronger national security through diversity

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Social Sciences Building, Room FSS4004; in-person.
Huda Mukbil, a former senior intelligence officer at the CSIS, will discuss her groundbreaking experiences as a Black Muslim woman within CSIS post-9/11.


“Decolonizing the mind and knowledge”

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13, at 6 p.m.; in-person.
WHERE: Desmarais Hall, DMS 4101.
Abdi Bileh Dirir is a historian, researcher and promoter of African history and culture.


Psychedelics, PTSD, and Racial Trauma

WHEN: Wednesday, February 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Fauteux Hall, Room 351; in-person.
Seminar and discussion led by Monnica Williams, Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Disparities, on the various applications of psychedelics for mental health and the treatment of PTSD.


Celebrating local Hip-Hop

WHEN: Thursday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: University Centre (UCU); in-person.
Enjoy a dynamic day of networking, talks with local experts, breakdance performances and art. Discover the rich diversity and creativity of our community. (In English and French)


CO-CREATH's World Café
WHEN: Tuesday, February 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 200 Lees (LEE), room 142
Join us for a warm meal, and stimulating conversations where we will share our innovative ideas to make a difference in the lives of ACB people across Canada. (In English)


Black Entrepreneurship and Justice Ecosystem Conference

WHEN: Wednesday, February 28 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Learning Crossroads (CRX), Room C010; in person.
Showcase of entrepreneurship, innovation, and community strength within the Black business landscape.


For further details or to register for an event: [email protected]