Celebrate Black History Month With Us!

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Now that all the New Years craze is over and you’ve familiarized yourself with new classes, join the IEC as we celebrate Black History Month!

Throughout February, our outreach team will be leading a photo campaign #BlackExcellence@UTM on our social media platforms. Our campus is rich in its diversity but this month and every month should be dedicated to re-imagining the conversation around what is excellent and who defines it. We will take a look at our own campus community observing and celebrating the stories of black students at UTM from around the world – from Canada to Nigeria to Jamaica.

On February 5, the IEC in partnership with Caribbean Connections will bring you Taste of Home Caribbean! Enjoy popular Caribbean cuisine and immerse yourself in Caribbean culture through cultural display and performances. This event will also feature an exhibition from one of our UTM students who will showcase her fashion pieces. You will get the chance to learn about her creative process and her experience as a Nigerian entrepreneur.

Date: Monday, February 5

Time: 11am to 2pm

Location: Student Centre Presentation Room

Join us on February 14 & 15 between 10am to 4pm in the CCT Atrium for the International African Inventors Museum. The International African Inventors Museum promotes positive images and self-esteem in children and adults and teaches people of all nationalities about the contributions that Africans throughout the world have given to society. The International African Inventors Museum is a mobile museum, which travels nationally and internationally to inform in a visual display. The display ranges from complex and ground breaking inventions such as space shuttle retrieval, to everyday inventions such as the lawn mower.  Find out more at this 2 day exhibit.

Lastly, we will end off the month of February with a West African dance and music workshop! An immersive cultural workshop led by a professional dancer – Lua Shayenne hailing from Guinea who will engage students in a teaching about traditional instruments while instructing two different types of dances and songs. This interactive workshop will have a call and response format, highlighting the history and cultural significance of dance and music in West Africa and its importance and connection to Black history.

Date: Tuesday, February 27

Time: 2 to 3:30pm

Location: Gym B

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at our events, enjoying free food, meeting new people and expanding your global perspective.

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