­­­Celebrate Black History Month

The CUPE 2424 Racial Justice Committee is excited to invite you to join us in celebrating Black History Month (BHM) 2024 through a series of engaging and enriching activities.

Events or Activities

Promoting Unity: The Active Role of the Racial Justice Committee
Thu, Feb 8, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
213 Teraanga Commons

Pizza Lunch & Learn: Meet with the Racial Justice Committee
Step into a world where voices unite, colours blend, and change is crafted. Introducing the Racial Justice Committee—a vibrant community on a mission to paint a future where equality is not just a dream but a living, breathing reality.

Curious about what we do? Delve into a space where conversations are catalysts for change, where diverse perspectives are celebrated, and where the commitment to justice is more than a pledge—it’s a way of life. From thought-provoking discussions to impactful community projects, we are shaping a world where everyone’s story is heard and honoured.

Pizza lunch provided.
Registration Required

Black History Month: Dinner & Movie Screening
Thu, Feb 22, 2024 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST

An evening of cinematic excellence, thought provoking discussion, and delectable flavours!

Dinner and Discussion
201 Paterson Hall

Our inaugural Black History Month dinner and discussion will serve as a unique platform for intellectual exchange and celebration of Black history.

Speakers will represent diverse academic and professional backgrounds, the CUASA, CUPE 4600, and CUPE 2424 members will share insights and perspectives on various aspects of Black history, spanning historical milestones to contemporary issues. The discussions will enrich by the collective expertise and experiences, fostering a dynamic and inclusive dialogue.

Registration required.

Movie Screening
303 Paterson Hall

Join the RJC for an evening filled with entertainment, emotion, and engaging storytelling. Be among the first to take part in our first Black History Month film screening evening. The event will not only offer an opportunity to enjoy exceptional cinema but also to connect with fellow movie enthusiasts.

Join the RJC in watching Get Out, Jordan Peele’s 2017 award winning  psychological horror film.

Refreshments will be provided, and there will be a post-screening discussion to share thoughts and insights about the film.

Movie screening is open to the public. Registration required.

Black History Virtual Tour at the UN
Wed, Feb 28, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST

The Black history-themed tour of the United Nations provides you a unique look at how the lives of people of African descent have intertwined with the mission of the United Nations in fields such as peace and security and human rights, with a special emphasis on decolonization.

You will learn about the Transatlantic Slave Trade (1500-1900), the victory over apartheid, and about the Ark of Return, a permanent memorial in honour of the victims of slavery, located on the United Nations Visitors Plaza. Through the lens of the United Nations and its work, the tour is a source of inspiration for the fight against all forms of prejudice, racial discrimination, and social injustice.

Registration required.

Why should you attend our BHM events?

These events provide a wonderful opportunity for us to come together as a community, fostering unity, understanding, and appreciation for the rich cultural heritage that has significantly contributed to our society. By participating, you will have the chance to gain insights into the historical achievements, struggles, and contributions of Black individuals. Additionally, these activities are not only informative but also celebratory, creating an atmosphere of unity and appreciation for diversity.

Involvement of Staff, Students, and Faculty

Our Black History Month activities will be led by a diverse group of individuals, including staff, students, and faculty members. This collective involvement ensures a broad perspective and a comprehensive understanding of the significance of Black history. The collaboration of different voices within our community will undoubtedly make these events more enriching and impactful.