George Brown College celebrates Black Futures Month with events, film screenings, and workshops throughout February

Black Futures Month is here with an amazing lineup of events, celebrations and learning opportunities throughout February, and the entire George Brown College community is invited! 

Group image of participants of a 2023 Black Futures Month panel

Mary Ola, Senior Manager of Black Futures, said Black history, specifically Canadian Black history, will be in the spotlight throughout February. 

"Black Futures is a continuous evolution, with Black History playing a critical role in our collective success," she said. "This month serves as an opportunity for the George Brown Community to delve into Black Canadian history, fostering awareness and envisioning a world free from systemic barriers. Let us all recognize our roles in this transformative narrative." 

The Black Futures Initiative aims to eradicate anti-Black racism, champion transformation, and foster safe spaces for Black students, employees, and allies at George Brown College that promote flourishing, thriving and growing. 

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Image from a 2023 Black Futures Month panel event.

Black Futures Month 2024 events 

Working with the Office of Anti-Racism, Equity, and Human Rights Services, the Office of Alumni and Advancement, the Teaching and Learning Exchange (TLX), the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, External Community Relations, and Student Success, Black Futures has put together an outstanding lineup of events open to all members of the GBC community. 

  • Renowned artist d'bi.young anitafrika kicks off the in-person Black Futures Month events on Monday, February 5, with Land Acknowledgments from the Black Perspective in a panel discussion with three of our professors, Charlene Dunstan, Nadine Sookermany, and Gail Hunter at the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences. 

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  • Dragon's Den investor and Canadian business leader Wes Hall joins the college for a fireside chat on February 8
  • University of Guelph Chancellor and former Ontario cabinet minister Dr. Mary Anne Chambers delivers a keynote address on February 21. 

Black Futures Month events include virtual film screenings, a cultural food exhibit, and learning sessions for students and employees. 

See the full events listing and registration details at