Black History Month 2021

Celebrate with the Faculty of Arts

Let's Talk: How to be Actively Anti-Racist with Cynthia Okafor

Session Description

If there’s anything we’ve learned from the horrific death of George Floyd in 2020, and the many other deaths of individuals who have lost their lives to racial violence and other forms of injustice, the time for reckoning is now. We are living in a time where we can no longer continue to ignore the topic of race and the impact of racism on racialized communities.

Held on Feb. 2, 2021

Let’s Talk: Uncovering Black Art History in Canada with Dr. Charmaine Nelson

Held on Feb. 5, 2021


Let’s Talk: The Power of the N-Word in Academia with Dr. Georgette Hardy DeJesus

Held on Feb. 8, 2021

Download the listed references from Dr. Hardy's presentation

Let’s Watch: John Ware Reclaimed with Cheryl Foggo

Session Description

How do you know if the choices you make are helping? Filmmaker, author and playwright Cheryl Foggo presented an online screening of her film John Ware Reclaimed. Cheryl introduced the film with a brief exploration of how the commitment of a small group of women on the University of Calgary campus played a role in getting the story to the screen.

Watch John Ware Reclaimed online at the National Film Board (purchase required).

Held on Feb. 11, 2021


Black History Month - Lets Talk: Black Excellence Panel Discussion

Held on Feb. 23, 2021

Let’s Talk: The Value of Black Literature with Dr. Suzette Mayr

Held on Feb. 25, 2021

The Faculty of Arts is committed to innovate and promote excellence in academic and creative research, academic programs, student experience, and community relationships. We acknowledge that diversity, equity, inclusion, Indigenization and human rights have to be at the core of this mission. We recognize that this journey involves members of equity-seeking groups and allies working together, and we will continue to develop individual and structural interventions to support and accelerate this process.  

ii’ taa’poh’to’p, the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy, is a commitment to deep evolutionary transformation by reimagining ways of knowing, doing, connecting and being. Walking parallel paths together, ‘in a good way’, with meaningful and authentic engagement for all, UCalgary is moving toward genuine reconciliation and Indigenization.