Black History Month 2024

Celebrating Black Joy

Thursday, Feb. 1

  • Black History Month Kickoff Reception — Windsor Grand Room, 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the start of Black History Month with our kickoff reception! Join us for an evening of good food and music as we embark on a month-long journey to honour and recognize the contributions of Black individuals throughout history. This will be a formal event.

  • Pan-African Flag Raising — Next to the Owens Art Gallery, 12 p.m.
  • CCDI Webinar viewing: Celebrating Black History Month Through Story — Student Centre Room 125, 2 p.m. 

In this webinar, we will share stories from multiple lenses, highlighting different voices and experiences from within and across Canadian Black communities.

  • BHM Argosy Issue Release 

Friday, Feb. 2

  • Food Feature at Jennings — Jennings Dining Hall, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 3

  • Black Students’ Union (BSU) event, Ducky’s, 10:30 p.m.

Join the Black Students’ Union for a Black History Month celebration at Ducky’s featuring all Black artists in genres such as hip hop, rap, afrobeats and Caribbean music. DJ starts at 10 p.m. and cover is $5, cash preferred. This is a fundraising event for the BSU.

Monday, Feb. 5

  • Board Game Café at the BRIC — Black Resource and Information Centre (BRIC), Student Centre Room 124, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us at the BRIC for a day of boardgames! Whether you’re a seasoned strategist or a casual player, there’s a game for everyone. Coffee, tea, treats, and games will be provided. See you there!

Tuesday, Feb. 6

  • Scavenger Hunt at the Library — R.P. Bell Library, 4-7 p.m.

Embark on a fun adventure within the pages of knowledge within our library Afrofuturism themed scavenger hunt! Follow clues, solve riddles, and navigate the vast shelves of literary wonders. Grab a team of four or go solo and let the Library become your world to explore. Prizes will be provided!

Wednesday, Feb. 7

  • Black Drag Storytelling — R.P. Bell Library Main Floor, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Celebrate the richness of Black History by joining us for a captivating Drag Queen Storytelling! Our fabulous storyteller, Normani, will give us a joyful and empowering experience for all ages, where storytelling meets the artistry of drag. Light refreshments will be provided!


Thursday, Feb. 8 


  • Black Women Leaders Experiences in Higher Ed Virtual Interview — Virtual via Teams, 12:30-2 p.m. 

In the Leadership under Fire virtual interview series, the Critical Internationalization Studies Network (CISN) brings current and past leaders of IHE to shed light on their experiences — good, bad, and somewhere in between. In the second episode of this series, Ms. Priscillia Tsuasam, (Doctoral Student, Memorial), will interview Danai Bélanger (Director, Student Experiences, MtA); Rohene Bouajram (Associate Director, IBPOC Initiatives, UBC). Dr. Shetina Jones (AVP of Student Experience, UWindsor) will provide an opening statement. 


CISN is collaborating with Memorial University’s International Development Week organizing committee and the Doctoral Seminar series of the Faculty of Education and Internationalization of Student Affairs, a CoP of CACUSS. 


  • Black Professionals Panel Discussion — Virtual on Teams or in-person viewing in Room 125, Student Centre, 2 p.m. 


Dive into an insightful exploration of success, challenges, and empowerment at our Black Professionals Panel Discussion. Join accomplished individuals from diverse fields as they share their journeys, insights, and strategies for overcoming obstacles. This engaging discussion offers a unique opportunity to gain inspiration and learn from experiences of Black professionals who have excelled in their respective careers. 


Panelists include:

  • Al and Karen Ferron — Founders of Ferron Family Farms

Al and Karen embarked on a bold journey in 2021, leaving city life in Ontario to establish their 137-acre family-owned farm in Carleton County, New Brunswick. Specializing in high-quality, grass-fed, and pasture-raised meat, they offer high quality goat meat, beef, lamb, pork, and chicken, complemented by imported West Indian and cultural goods.

Al’s Jamaican upbringing and Karen’s Canadian experiences blend agricultural knowledge and marketing backgrounds. Ferron Family Farms promotes food sovereignty directly from the farm, inspired during the COVID lockdown, leading to their relocation with their four children to New Brunswick, prioritizing family and growth. They proudly established their farm dream as first-generation farmers.

Al and Karen were honoured recipients of the 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Black Business Initiative-Atlantic.


Friday, Feb. 9 

  • Food Feature at Jennings — Jennings Dining Hall, 11:15 a.m-1:30 p.m.
  • Black Hair Care Event — BRIC, Student Centre Room 124, 3-5 p.m. 

Celebrate and embrace the beauty of Black hair at our Black hair care discussion event! Engage in dialogue that explores the diversity of textures and styles. Our guest will share tips and personal experiences, fostering a community where everyone can feel empowered and informed about the unique care needs of Black hair. Whether you’re a natural hair enthusiast or seeking guidance, join us for an inclusive conversation that celebrates the versatility and richness of Black hair care.


Monday, Feb. 12

  • The Black Food Network Potluck — Gracie’s Café, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Savour the flavours of culture and history at our Black History Month potluck! Join us for a feast that celebrates the culinary traditions of African, Caribbean, and Black Canadian cultures. Bring a dish that tells a story, share recipes passed down through generations, and indulge in a diverse array of flavours that reflect the richness of Black culture. 

Wednesday, Feb. 14

  • Valentine’s Day at the BRIC: Friendship bracelet-making — BRIC, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Join us at the BRIC for a day of friendship bracelet making! Bring your friends or make new ones as you make bracelets together in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. A Valentine’s Day celebration that embraces the joy of friendship! Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, Feb.15


  • Sexualized Violence Services Outreach Booth — BRIC, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

Raise awareness and promote at our Sexualized Violence Outreach Booth, dedicated to the well-being of Black students. Join Jade Lister, our Sexualized Violence Response Consultant for open conversations, resources, and information addressing the intersectionality of sexualized violence within the Black community. 

  • Movie screening (TBD) — R.P. Bell Library Theatre, Third floor, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 16 

  • Food Feature at Jennings — Jennings Dining Hall, 11 am.-1:30 p.m.

Saturday Feb. 17

  • ‘Braids and Fades Fridays’ Barber Visit — BRIC, Student Centre, Room 124, 10-3 p.m. 

Sunday, Feb. 18 

  • BHM announcement at Men’s Basketball Game — McCormack Gym, Game starts at 4 p.m., announcement at half-time


Tuesday, Feb. 20

  • Jordan Peele Movie Screening: Us — BRIC, Student Centre Room 124, 1-3 p.m.


Wednesday, Feb. 21

  • Coffee, treats, and chill at the BRIC — BRIC, Student Centre Room 124, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.3 

 Monday, Feb. 26 

  • Black Minds Matter Mental Health and Wellness in the Black Community Session, BRIC, Student Centre Room 124, 1-3 p.m. 

With the objective to create a safe and empowering space for Black students at Mount Allison University to openly discuss and challenge stigmas surrounding mental health within the Black community. Through reflective discussions, psychoeducation, and community building, participants will explore the historical context of mental health stigma, its impact on the Black community and strategies for reclaiming their identity and normalizing mental health.


Tues, Feb. 27 

  • Movie Night at the Owens (Movie TBD) — Owens Art Gallery First Floor, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 29

  • Celebrating Black joy through movement Virtual Yoga Session with the Villij via Teams — Fitness Centre Studio Room, 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Join us virtually at TrapSoul Yoga for an afternoon of collective wellness and healing. Our expert instructor will guide you through slow and intentional movements focused on stretching, lengthening, and deepening. You’ll leave this experience feeling grounded and restored with a sense of release for a new day. This class is beginner-friendly and open to all abilities.

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