Led young College will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 for Family Day

Black History Month 2019

Black History Month 2019

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Led young College is proud to celebrate Black History Month with our community. The theme for 2019 is “An Invitation to Experience, Honour and Celebrate Black Culture”. We invite you to journey with us throughout the month of February and beyond as we honour and reflect on the diverse histories of African, Caribbean, and Black Canadians and people of the African diaspora. We will recognize and acknowledge institutionalized and systemic inequities that continue to perpetuate anti-Black racism both in education and within the greater community. Each campus will feature events and information to engage the College community in learning, awareness building, and celebration that highlight the histories, contributions and achievements of Black communities. We hope  that you will join us in learning, fostering awareness and critical reflection, as we continue to build a college community that values inclusion, diversity, and principles of social justice. For more information, please contact Mezart Daulet at [email protected] or 2001.

Event Calendar

Black History Month: Conversation for Social Change: Health Equity for Black Communities

Date: February 11, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: The Commons, Morningside Campus

This Conversations for Social Change will focus on the barriers to equitable healthcare experienced by Black Canadians and members of the African diaspora in the Greater Toronto Area. Featuring three panellists from the field of public health, the event will examine racism as a determinant of health and wellbeing while facilitating meaningful discussion on concrete ways to address systemic health inequities. Each speaker will be given 15 minutes for a presentation, followed by a Question and Answer period with the audience.

Moderator: Natashia Deer, Acting Chair, Nursing Programs, Health Sciences​
Panellists: Everdene Francis, Program Manager, Across Boundaries
Kimberley Moore, Enhanced Youth Outreach Worker, TAIBU Community Health Centre
Marcia Glasgow, Community Development Worker, Malton Neighborhood Services

For more information regarding this event, please contact Tatiana Wugalter at [email protected] or 2083

Black History Month at Story Arts Centre

Story Arts Centre will be live streaming performance events on and . For more information regarding this event, please contact Gillian Edwards at [email protected] or 8636.

SCMAD Dance Students Live Dance Performances and Student Interview

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 2:20 pm
Location: SCMAD Dance Studio Front and Centre (1200 Castlefield Ave)

SCMAD Music Students Live/Spoken Word Artists and Poets Live She Made Black History Eh, African Canadian Women who Made a Difference

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Foyer, Story Arts Centre (951 Carlaw Ave)

Black History Month at The Local Cafe & Restaurant

Date: February 11 – 28, 2019
Location: The Local Café & Restaurant, Progress Campus

Visit The Local Café from February 11th to 28th and enjoy a rotating selection of gourmet coffee blends from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania! Proceeds from the sale of these coffees will be donated to . Black Health Alliance addresses key issues that impact Black communities in Canada, and has had a positive impact in the Scarborough area.

Travelling Exhibition: The Black Inventions Museum

“Eggbeater.  Lawnmower.  Space shuttle retrieval system.  Window cleaner. These were all invented by Africans. Since 1988, The International African Inventors Museum has toured 180 cities in 4 countries and 38 US states.  New sections have been added to showcase African Canadian, African British, African Caribbean and continental African inventors. ()”

Campus Location Date Time
Progress The Bridge Tuesday, February 5th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ashtonbee B Block - 1st Floor Hallway Tuesday, February 19 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Morningside The Commons Monday, February 11 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Story Arts Centre The Lobby Thursday, February 7 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Downsview The First Floor Lobby Thursday, February 14 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A Celebration of Black Culture

Date: February 21, 2019
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Main Event Hall, Progress Campus

Join us for an afternoon to experience different aspects of Black culture. From fashion to arts, food and much more! We are inviting you to celebrate and honour the wonders of black culture with us!
For more information regarding this event, please contact Lovey Reid at [email protected] or 3333.

Black History Month Library Display

Date: Month of February
Time: Continuous
Location: All campus libraries

Each year in February the campus libraries put together displays to celebrate Black History Month. The displays are meant to be informative and inspirational, containing relevant books, media, posters, art and objects of interest. The library welcomes all members of the college community to visit and enjoy the space and resources available to them.