Celebrating Black History Month at Carleton

Black History Month (BHM) is underway around the world, and Carleton is hosting its own month of programming dedicated to recognition and remembrance. Officially recognized in Canada in 1995, the month of February is celebrated as Black History Month internationally. BHM: BLACK, Reborn is a month of events being held by the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) and three of its service centres: the Race, Ethnicity and Culture (REC) Hall, the Womyn’s Centre, and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre. Alexis Oundo, CUSA’s vice-president (student services) said BHM is important for students. “BHM is always great for students both racialized and marginalized to celebrate their individuality. This is also a valuable opportunity for students at large to get involved and learn […]

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REC Hall educates students on privilege

The Race, Ethnicity and Cultural (REC) Hall and the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) hosted their first Privilege Walks to help students understand and visualize the privileges or disadvantages they live with. The interactive activities took place on Sept. 27 in the University Centre atrium. Students could participate in the hourly walks to consider race, gender, sexuality and ethnicity through the lens of privilege. Privilege walks are designed to help participants understand the privileges and oppressions they have in life in relation to others and to understand their impact on people’s’ lives and social statuses. Participants were asked questions about their social status, race and sexuality and depending on their answer, would take a step forward or backward to symbolize […]

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