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HTI: Black History Month 2024 Opening Ceremony: Black Educators and Black Education

The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa & its Diasporas is set to commence Black History Month with an inspiring Opening Ceremony on Feb. 1 at their Resource Centre located at 314 York Lanes.

This year’s theme, “Black Educators and Black Education,” will be celebrated through a series of events, starting with a reception where the community, friends and visitors can gather to socialize over a meal catered by the Executive Learning Centre.

The highlight of the Opening Ceremony will be a panel discussion featuring distinguished Black faculty members from York University and a visiting scholar from the University of Guelph. The discussion, delving into the theme of Black Educators and Black Education, promises to offer diverse perspectives from different fields and spaces. The esteemed panellists include:

  • Godfred Boateng, School of Global Health, York University;
  • Lawrence Goodridge, Dept. of Food Science, University of Guelph;
  • Molade Osibodu, Dept. of Education, York University;
  • Ola Mohammed, Dept. of Humanities, York University; and
  • Solomon Boakye-Yiadom, Dept. of Engineering, York University.

This event aims to create a friendly and joyful space for the community to appreciate and support Black educators. It also serves as an opportunity to set positive intentions for Black History Month.

Throughout the month, the Harriet Tubman Institute, in collaboration with its partners, will host a series of events. The full schedule is available on our website.

To attend the Opening Ceremony and panel discussion, interested individuals are encouraged to register using the provided link: registration link.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this celebratory kickoff to Black History Month!


Feb 01 2024


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Tubman Resource Room
314 York Lanes, Keele Campus, York University 4700 Keele St.
The Harriet Tubman Institute


The Harriet Tubman Institute
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