TORONTO, February 16, 2022 – York University will be celebrating Black artists with a live broadcast of emotion-evoking and thought-provoking spoken word, R&B and gospel music performances from the Tribute Communities Recital Hall on Feb. 23. Word Sound Power: An Annual Celebration of Black Artistic Expression is hosted by the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community […]
TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2021 – Canada likes to believe it’s different from its neighbours to the south, that there is less systemic racism, but York University Professor Lorne Foster says the Black experience tells a different story.
York University expert is available to explain gospel music popularity and history TORONTO, February 10, 2020 – Gospel music is so ingrained in pop culture today that gospel choirs are everywhere from the Superbowl and Grammys to detergent and car commercials, says Karen Burke, one of Canada’s leading authorities on gospel music’s history and performance […]
York University scholar available to discuss Blackness in Canada research project TORONTO, February 6, 2020 – It’s no accident that Professor Lorne Foster – one of Canada’s top scholars on racial profiling and anti-racism laws – chose to kick off his research project exploring Black Canadian identity during Black History Month. Black History Month is a […]
York University hosts Black History Month Symposium TORONTO, February 6, 2019 – The voices of some of Toronto’s most recognized Black Canadian leaders in politics and social activism will be heard at a two-day symposium celebrating Black History Month at York University on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Desmond Cole – an activist, freelance […]
TORONTO, February 13, 2018 – Three noted leaders from different walks of life, but sharing the same goal of activism against racism, will engage in a conversation at the Black History Month event hosted by York University at the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, February 15. The event, “Everyday Activism, Critical Resistance: A Conversation with Angela […]
TORONTO, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 – Black History Month offers a dedicated space to celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians, but also to examine long-standing issues that many continue to face not only here in Canada, but around the world, including social and economic hardships. York University experts are available to comment on these and […]