Volunteers invited to help organize Black History Month events

Creative minds are being invited to the table to help organize a series of events being planned to mark Black History Month at Brock.

A meeting is being held Friday, Jan. 19 to bring together all Brock community members interested in contributing to the February events that will recognize African heritage.

Having a variety of passionate volunteers will help to ensure that “the learnings from African Heritage Month are inclusive of multiple voices and perspectives from the Brock community,” said Tamari Kitossa. The associate professor of Sociology is heading up the planning efforts alongside Jean Ntakirutimana, an associate professor in Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

“We are open and inclusive to ideas,” Kitossa said.

Organizers are looking for diverse contributions that “seriously engage with a culture of inclusiveness that educates and challenges anti-blackness,” he said.

The month is set to include film screenings, a poster campaign and a series of public discussions, as well as an interactive workshop being held in partnership with SOFIFRAN, an organization that aids French-speaking immigrant women who have settled in Niagara.

Anyone interested in getting involved in Brock’s Black History Month plans is asked to attend a meeting Friday, Jan. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. in AS 452.

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