Black History Month Symposium looks at evolving meaning of Blackness in Canada

The Faculty of Education’s Jean Augustine Chair in Education will present a two-day Black History Month Symposium on Feb. 17 and 18 at Founders Assembly Hall.

Anthony Stewart

“The Evolving Meaning of Blackness in Canada” will feature keynote speaker Professor Anthony Stewart (Canadian Scholar, Bucknell University), who will engage scholars, researchers, students, social service agency workers and community members in conversation about the historical and contemporary presence of Blacks in Canada, noting their situation in education, justice and social services.

The event will kick off Feb. 17 with an opening reception and keynote presentations from 6 to 9 pm, and the symposium continues Feb. 18 with panel presentations and roundtable discussions running 9am to 4:30pm.

The event is sponsored by The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora; The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas; and, the Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

The event is free to attend. For more information, visit