Black History Month 2022 Resources

Black History Month
Posted 2022-02-19

As we continue to learn throughout the month of February and beyond, take a look at this list of excellent list of resources compiled by the DAE EDI Committee to expand your knowledge.

While this list is quite extensive here are some great suggestions from the UBC Sauder EDI Committee to get you started:


UBC Resources

Website: Black History Month | UBC Events 

Event: Anti-Racism and the Law Initiative (ARLI) upcoming events

  • February 16th, 12:30pm, Allard School of Law Terrace Lounge, reading group on Sara Ahmed's latest offering, Complaint! (Duke University Press, 2021). The book provides a rich ethnography of different forms of complaint (bullying, harassment, unequal working conditions) made in academic institutions and examines their myriad consequences. 
  • March 11th, 12:30 to 2pm, online seminar with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Robyn Maynard, chaired by Dr. Sara Ghebremusse. The seminar will focus on Simpson and Maynard's hugely anticipated forthcoming book, Rehearsals for Living (Haymarket: 2022). Registration here

Video: Where are all the Black people? 2021 UBC series 

ReadingQ&A: How racism holds Black women back from leadership positions – UBC News, Jan. 24 

ReadingEqual measures: A powerful social movement to counter systemic racism and inequality is translating into policy and practice at increasing numbers of organizations, including UBC – TREK 

Course: UBC Faculty of Education Course: Historical, Systemic and Intersectional Anti-racism: From Awareness to Action 

MOA Exhibition: Sankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots – Sankofa is the idea of moving forward while reaching back to connect to one’s heritage. It is the notion that taking pride in heritage helps us to move into the future. Sankofa comes from the Ghanaian Akan language, and the word and its essence have been adopted by many African and Black people around the globe as an expression of cultural and political affirmation 


Black History & Awareness in Canada

Website: BC Black History Awareness Society | Our roots run deep 

Website: Hogan's Alley Society | Revitalizing Strathcona's Black Community 

Education Guide: Black History in Canada Education Guide – The Canadian Encyclopedia 

Reading5 Black Women Talk About Their Lives In Canada–Past, Present And Future – Chatelaine 

Book: The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal – Afua Cooper 

Video: Being Black in Canada - CBC Special Program, host Asha Tomlinson speaks with activists who have been a part of the Black Lives Matter movement (00:59:50) 

Video: Black Activism Is Changing Your Community for the Better | TEDxSFU – YouTube, Cicely Blain explains the concept of intersectionality, and how the liberation of minority groups contributes to the liberation of us all (00:15:30) 

Video: Black history in Canada: a live, interactive roundtable, CBC – how much do we know about Black history in Canada? Who were the key figures? What do we lose when we don't include Black stories in our history (00:50:18)? 

Reading: Black History Month Vancouver: 7 ways to participate in 2022 | VancouverMom 


Celebrating Black Excellence

TED Talk: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi: An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter 

TED Talk: Casey Gerald: Embrace your raw, strange magic 

Book: Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada – Lawrence Hill 

Book: The Blacks in Canada: A History – Robin W. Winks 

Book: The Black Battalion 1916-1920: Canada's Best Kept Military Secret – Calvin W. Ruck 


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Topics

TED Talk: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story 

TED Talk: Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself 

TED Talk: Clint Smith: The danger of silence 

Event: Black Lenses – AFP Greater Toronto Chapter, Black History Month virtual event, February 15th, 12:00 – 1:00pm ET: Storytelling is at the core of our sector, and telling stories authentically is the key to making our sector thrive. Enjoy a special screening of two captivating short films by emerging Black directors from the Greater Toronto area, as well as insightful and brave discussions with the film’s directors following each film. 

Event: Being Black in Philanthropy – AFP Greater Toronto Chapter, Black History Month virtual event, February 23rd, 12:00 – 1:00pm ET: Join this expert panel of Black leaders in our sector for a courageous conversation about fundraising in (and for) the Black community. 


Anti-Racism Topics

Reading: 10 Years Since Trayvon: The story of the first decade of Black Lives Matter 

Reading: The Reality of Anti-Black Racism in Canada | BCG 

Reading10 Habits of Someone who Doesn’t Know They’re Anti-Black – Stratagem 

ReadingHow non-Black folks can start having conversations about anti-Blackness 

ReadingAnti-Blackness’ is a form of racism that is specifically damaging for Black people – 

ReadingBooklist to combating anti-Blackness for children – Smithsonian Magazine 

ReadingRecognizing and Dismantling Your Anti-Blackness – Forbes 

ReadingWords and phrases that you may want to think twice about using 

Reading: Reimagining global citizenship education for a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world (2021) – By Sharon Stein (UBC) 

Video: An Evening with Tim Wise: A White Anti-Racist Advocate

TED Talk: Peggy McIntosh: How to recognize your white privilege — and use it to fight inequality 

TED Talk: Let's get to the root of racial injustice | Megan Ming Francis | TEDxRainier

ReadingHow Sharing Our Stories Builds Inclusion 

TED Talk: Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave? 

Book: Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy: Teaching, Learning, and Researching while Black – Awad Ibrahim, Tamari Kitossa, Malinda S. Smith, Handel Kashope Wright (University of Toronto) 

Book: Collecting Courage – edited by Nneka Allen, Camila Vital Nunes Pereira and Nicole Salmon, a collection of stories documenting racism and survival by 14 accomplished Black fundraisers working in charities across North America 

Book: A Space for Race: Decoding Racism, Multiculturalism, and Post-Colonialism in the Quest for Belonging in Canada and Beyond – Kathy Hogarth and Wendy L. Fletcher 

Book: Biased – Jennifer L. Eberhardt, uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think and do 


Afrofuturism and Black Futures Month

Reading: What is Black Futures Month? 

Podcast: Afrofuturism w/Stephanie Chrismon 

Event: Exploring Black and Indigenous Futurisms 2021