February 2, 2022 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ont.
Lakehead invites you to celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February by attending some or all of the University’s online events.
Lakehead University International (LUI) and the Office of Human Rights and Equity (OHRE), in collaboration with many on-campus and off-campus community groups, invite you to attend Black History Month Celebrations.
This year the national theme is “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History Month today and every day.”
Black History Month begins with a dialogue led by the Office of Human Rights and Equity (OHRE) highlighting supports at Lakehead to foster equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization, and includes a celebration of Black Excellence at Lakehead, check-ins on where we are at, and a strong wrap-up discussion that looks at and acknowledges the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on the Black community.
Starting Thursday, Feb. 3 from 1-2 pm, the Office of Human Rights and Equity will lead a Black History Month information session.
On Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 12 - 1 pm, Lakehead Chancellor Dr. Rita Shelton Deverell will provide an opening ceremony speech via Zoom.
Also coming up, Lakehead’s OHRE has planned a talk with Lakehead graduate student and speaker, Khater Muhajir, who will discuss the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Black Community on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 12-1 pm.
Lakehead will host a panel discussion on Friday, Feb. 18 from 12-1 pm called “The BIPOC Movement: Where We’re At a Year Later,” with a group of current Black Lakehead students – facilitated by Lakehead MBA student Omogbolahan Olatunde.
Join the Lakehead University International Student Services Team for a lively game of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization Pictionary on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 12:30-1:30 pm. Register your team early to participate and win great prizes.
Also, register now for the second annual Black Jeopardy, hosted by OHRE on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2-3 pm. Win prizes for your knowledge on key people, events, and historical moments celebrating Black Excellence at Lakehead University.
Throughout February, visit Lakehead University’s Black History Month Celebration website where key moments in Black History will be revealed and visitors can enter daily to win gift cards or prize packs distributed at the end of the month.
LUI, OHRE, and their partners hope you will participate in this amazing celebration of Black history at Lakehead University.
Visit Lakehead’s University’s Black History Month Celebration website now to register for upcoming events, which may fill up fast.
More information on the theme is available at Black History Month - Canada.ca and Canada unveils 2022's theme for Black History Month.
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