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Black History Month News Archive

February is Black History Month

February 1, 2023 — 
Reflect and celebrate with these events at UM

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Mentoring and fostering Black spaces and connections

January 9, 2023 — 
Creating a space for open discourse among Black students and alumni, faculty and staff is a foundational aspect of University of Manitoba Black Alliance (UMBA).

Street art in Prague reads: "if not us then who, if not now then when?"

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

What does it mean to be antiracist?

February 17, 2022 — 
Most of us have heard the term “anti-racist”—in the media, in social settings, on our Instagram feeds—but what does this term really mean?

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From Lagos to Winnipeg, an international student’s journey

February 10, 2022 — 
FKRM alum Anthonia Aina talks about her struggles and success


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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Inspiring a generation

February 8, 2022 — 
Dr. Leisha Strachan [BPE/97], [BEd/99 has been named one of the top 100 Accomplished Black Canadian (ABC) Women in 2022


Professor Barrington Walker leaning on his desk with bookshelf behind.

Faculty of Law

Black Canadians, Law and the Racial State

February 4, 2022 — 
A passion for history sparked early in life set a young Barrington Walker on a path that has led to a career as a leading Canadian scholar in the histories of Blacks, race immigration and the law

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A message from President Michael Benarroch on Black History Month

February 4, 2022 — 
During Black History Month, UM joins with others to celebrate the richness of the achievements of Black communities in Canada and around the world

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Honouring Black History and creating meaningful change

February 3, 2022 — 
UM Black Alliance (UMBA) invites all members of the UM community to attend the upcoming virtual event, Acknowledging a Black Past, Embracing a Black Present, and Envisioning Black Futures on Feb. 16

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A message from President Michael Benarroch on Black History Month

February 10, 2021 — 
'Creating an inclusive, diverse and equitable campus is not a fad'

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Alumnus creates scholarship for Black law students

February 2, 2021 — 
The David Sowemimo Law Entrance Scholarship is the first scholarship of its kind at UM

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