By Dan Rubinstein

Every February, Black History Month honours the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. The theme this year is “The Future Is Now” — an opportunity to celebrate the transformative work taking place across the country.

At Carleton University, where an ambitious Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan was recently approved, an array of programs and courses are incorporating new initiatives, lessons and guest speakers focused on Black history and anti-racism efforts.

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Journalism has a new mentorship program for two Indigenous and racialized students and a new course — Journalism, Race and Diversity — taught by CBC News Ottawa’s Adrian Harewood. The School of Journalism and Communication is also hiring for the Carty Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Studies.

The Institute of African Studies organizes academic exchanges with universities in African countries through the Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program. Visiting professor Samuel Oloruntoba is teaching African Social and Political Thought.

The School of Social Work is offering a course — Racialization and Social Work — that explores racism and its consequences and a graduate course in Afrocentric Social Work in Spring 2020, taught by Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard.

BPAPM Program Director Lisa Mills brought in two local activists from the 613-819 Black Hub to speak to her Public Affairs and Political Management class during a week focused on the Black Lives Matter movement and policing.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in , , ,
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