Black Histories and Futures Month 2024

Post Date:
Feb 1, 2024

Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities. 

At Stauffer Library, we have a physical display to compliment the Featured Omni collection: Celebrating Black Voices of Canada. These collections of resources focus on bringing together diverse Black voices, showcasing selected memoirs autobiographies, and reflective accounts. These explore narratives on identity, resilience, and triumph, illustrating elements of the Black experience in Canada. 


The Law Library is celebrating Black Histories and Futures Month with a new display dedicated to celebrating Black Excellence, remembering Black Histories, and showcasing the work of present-day activists. Texts include biographies and memoirs from famous Black Canadians and attorneys, legal texts on race and racism in Canada, and scholarly works on the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Our Engineering and Science Library also has a display featuring a selection of titles celebrating Black scientists and engineering from our collection, as well as a Black History in STEM LibGuide.

There is also a selection of children’s books in the Education Library.  

Beyond the month’s itinerary, Queen’s is engaged in continual work to champion and practice anti-racism across campus. Initiatives, programs, and services are in place that seek to help boost and support Black campus community members in their studies, work, and Queen’s experience overall. 

The push for greater equity, diversity, and inclusion touches all areas of the university’s activities, aligning with the Declaration of commitment to address systemic racism and with Queen’s commitments as a signee of the Scarborough Charter

Explore the Black Histories and Futures Month calendar of events and programming. Check back often as new events and opportunities to engage will be added. 

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