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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2021

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

LUNCHEON FOR WOMEN OF COLOUR
13 February 2021, 11:00 – 1:00 pm, Harmony House

Photo credit: Aanu Owoeye of @Marilynshots

BHM PANEL DISCUSSION: History in the Making: Black Firsts and Only’s
18 February 2021, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts
This year’s discussion will be centered around the power of representation as we converse with some of our “firsts and only’s” – those who are the first or only Black people to be represented in their roles or positions here in PEI. Panelists include Tim Keizer, long-time Charlottetown police officer; Reequal Smith, founder and CEO of Oshun Dance Studio; Human Rights Commissioner Dante Bazard; and BCSPEI’s Executive Director, Tamara Steele. The panel will be moderated by BCSPEI Board member and Executive Director of the Atlantic Student Development Alliance, Daniel Ohaegbu.
LUNCHEON FOR MEN OF COLOUR
20 February 2021, 11:00 – 1:00 pm, Harmony House
BHM LECTURE: With Linda Hennessey & Kendi Tarichia
21 February 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Beaconsfield Carriage House
After sitting for tea with Black Islander and Elder Linda Hennessey, Kendi Tarichia another Black Islander asks Linda a series of questions on Black Island history, Black Island futures and how those impact the present.
BHM PANEL DISCUSSION: The Power of Representation
25 February 2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Fox & Crow, UPEI
The Black Cultural Society of PEI and UPEI Student Union present a panel discussion focused around the Power of Representation. This panel promises to be educational and engaging. Not only that but, you will be able to enjoy all of this while enjoying the amazing food and refreshments offered at the Fox and Crow! Panelists include Professor Charles Adeyanju, UPEI Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology; Yolanda Hood, Librarian, Robertson Library; President of the Holland College Student Union, Chryshawnda Adams; and UPEI Food and Nutrition Student, Amirah Odesegun. The panel will be moderated by BCSPEI Executive Director, Tamara Steele and UPEI Student Union pPresident, Tolulope Oginni.

Photo credit: Omar Broderick of Slickphotography

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

2019 Black History Month activities were a tremendous success and we were able to connect with the broader Black community on the Island. Through feedback from the community, some key areas of need were identified. This year’s activities have been streamlined to address some of these key areas.
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Panel Discussion: Creating The Case for Black Student Unions
With the growth of a Black student body on PEI comes the need for increased support and advocacy. Advocacy can come in many forms but one option that is common among post-secondary institutions is the Black Student Union. During this panel, issues around advocacy, skill-sharing and mentorship in academic and non-academic life will be explored. Are Black Student Unions the next step in creating a new dynamic for our university and colleges in PEI? Presented by the Black Cultural Society, UPEI International Student Office
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Africville: A Story of Black Canadians
Film Screening and workshop with filmmaker Cyrus Sundar Singh and panelists representing the Africville community. “Remember Africville”, Shelagh MacKenzie “The Invitation, Africville2Emancipation: 33rd Africville Reunion 2016”, “Emancipation2Africville”, “I Am Your Ancestor”, Cyrus Sundar Singh Presented by the Black Cultural Society & FilmPEI
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Creating A New Dynamic Women’s Luncheon
A gathering over food to identify contemporary issues affecting women of colour on Prince Edward Island, and to determine effective solutions. Ores Buketaria catered the event. Speakers included Debbie Langston and Julie Pellisher-Lush. Tamara Steele hosted. Presented by BCSPEI, Innovation PEI and Women’s Network PEI
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Panel Discussion: Creating A New Dynamic on Prince Edward Island
Presented by the Black Cultural Society, Confederation Centre of the Arts Gallery
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PEI Public Library's
Masquerade craft and dance workshop with Reequal Smith Drumming Workshop with Christina Edwards & Isiah Sealy Junkanoo Presented by the Black Cultural Society, PEI Public Library Service
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Photo credit: Oniel Kuku and Aanu Owoeye (Women’s Luncheon)

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

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Panel Discussion: Building Community
A guided conversation about Black migration to, lived experiences in, and building community on, PEI. Presented alongside the UPEI Student Union.
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BHM Closing Celebration
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Scott Parsons & Friends
Presented with Sean Casey MP and the Confederation Public Library.
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Photo credit: Oniel Kuku & Joshua Obembe

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

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PEI Public Library's
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Scott Parsons and Friends
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Rants & Raves at UPEI
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Workshop: Transcending Racism & Discrimination
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