Black History - Black Futures

UWindsor Celebrates Black History – Black Futures Month

Black History – Black Futures month is an opportunity to normalize discussions about the accomplishments of people, not only in the past tense. It’s essential to speak to the present and the future. We all stand on the shoulders of those trailblazers who came before us, who paved the way for many who thought the impossible was not possible. Remaining in the past is deficit thinking which limits mobilization. These rich histories do not focus only on the trials but also on the triumphs. 

The Canadian 2023 theme for Black History Month is "Ours to Tell," and the US theme is Black Resistance, highlighting the ongoing fight against racial inequality.

UWindsor is embarking on a month-long celebration with many great initiatives and collaborations, and the addition of more events each day.

The Black History - Black Futures working group has collaborated with the Black Council of Windsor Essex, the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, Coalition for Justice, Unity, and Equity, UWSA AfroFest, the Alumni Association, Leddy Library, UWindsor Public Affairs and Communications, and other campus and community groups to share events and initiatives not only during Black History Month but all year round.

Please see all the Black History - Black Futures events on our events calendar. Updates will be made regularly. 

This calendar will also provide a link to the broader Windsor-Essex County Black History Month events so people can see the full array of activities taking place within the community. In addition, we invite our faculty, students, staff, and alumni to engage in the host of activities this month to continue to learn and grow and learn more about our Black history, which is Canadian history.

If your faculty, program, service area, or department have plans during Black History – Black Futures month that you would like us to share on our calendar of events, please contact


Amherstburg Freedom Museum Black History Month Events

River Bookshop Events

Leddy Library

Black Council Windsor Essex

2023 Black Law Students' Association of Canada Conference