Black History Month @Sheridan – Get involved with these events

Black History Month with Designed Logo of BHM

Sheridan has been marking Black History Month with an assortment of events in February to celebrate and commemorate the enormous contributions of Black Canadians to business, science and technology, culture and the arts. With two weeks to go until the end of BHM, here’s how you can still participate.

February 17, Sheridan Student Union Events Team will be hosting a virtual Black History Month ‘Babershop Talk’-style panel discussion. Featuring alumni and GTA influencers. Topics include: music, pop-culture, style and BLM from the students’ perspective. Prizes and swag to be won. For more information. Check the SSU event page for details and to register. 

February 23, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. A screening of the 2019 film Hero, inspired by the extraordinary life and times of the Trinidadian Second World War aviator Ulric Cross. The film will be followed by a live Q&A with director Frances-Anne Solomon, a Caribbean British-Canadian filmmaker, member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and founder of Caribbean Tales media organization. A special Black History Month installment of the “Film For Thought” series, sponsored by the Sheridan Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton. Click HERE to register. 

February 23, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The University of Waterloo’s Christopher Stuart Taylor, author of Flying Fish in the Great White North: The Autonomous Migration of Black Barbadians, will host a keynote entitled Navigating, Challenging and Confronting Anti-Black Racism. Dr. Taylor will explore Black identity and Black history, as well as the histories of enslavement and colonization, while engaging in conversation on Black Canadian history. Click HERE to register. 

February 24, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sheridan’s Student Union is hosting the Black History Month Paint Night, a free online guided paint session that will help attendees destress and create a masterpiece while celebrating African Canadian culture. Register by February 18, to receive an allotment of art supplies from the SSU. Sign up here. 

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