crowd watching flag being raisedA flag-raising ceremony outside Chrysler Hall Tower will open campus celebration of Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 1.

Flag raising to honour Black History Month

The University of Windsor, along with the Black History Black Futures Working Group, will join Canada and the world in honouring Black History Month with a flag-raising ceremony at the centre of main campus Thursday, Feb. 1.

The University community is invited to attend the event, intended to recognize, honour, and celebrate the significant contributions of people of the African Diaspora in Canada and worldwide to science and technology, arts and entertainment, education and scholarship, and more.

The ceremony will begin at noon outside the west side of Chrysler Hall Tower. Speakers will include Clinton Beckford, vice-president, equity, diversity and inclusion; Marium Tolson-Murtty, director, anti-racism organizational change; Shetina Jones, associate vice-president of student affairs; and Kaitlyn Ellsworth, Black student support co-ordinator.

The event will be followed by a reception where attendees can learn more about Black History Month events on campus and in the community.