African Heritage Month 2013!


Based at Concordia University and other institutions, Montreal's finest student groups representing the African diaspora have brought together a truly spectacular program of events for African Heritage Month* this year!

>> NEXT AHM VOLUNTEERS' MEETING: 7:30PM Thursday, 7th February 2013 @ the ACSioN-Concordia office (2150 rue Bishop, K-201)

This page will be updated very frequently. Stay tuned for more details!

---- Week 1 of 5 ----

1st February 2013 (Friday), 8pm to 3am*
< UZURI: The African Fashion/Talent Show >
ASAC is proud to present UZURI: the fashion/Talent show. Its already our third edition. So, we gotta do it BIG or go back to Africa. With no further ado, time to act like BAM! We are waiting for you! Come buy tickets at the office.
- Snack sale at the door.
- RED carpet
- Live DJ during the show
- Gorgeous models.
- Electrifying vibe
- Creative clothing
Organized by: ASAC
Location: D.B. Clarke Theater, Hall Building, 1455 boul. de Maisonneuve O. | Afterparty - Reggie's
Event link:

---- Week 2 of 5 ----

4th February 2013 (Monday), 6:30pm to 10pm
< Many Tastes of the African Diaspora >
It's the African Heritage Month Edition of our potluck! Each group will contribute at least one dish which is unique to a part of the African diaspora. Prepare to be amazed as you get to sample a full range of deliciousness!
Organized by: ACSioN-Concordia, ASAC, CCSU, NSBE-Concordia, REHC
Location: Concordia University - Hall Building, 7th floor
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---- Week 3 of 5 ----

12th & 13th February 2013 (Tuesday & Wednesday), 11am-5pm
< International African Inventors' Museum >
A travelling exhibit which makes the public and Concordia aware of the many inventions that the people of African descent have contributed to society over the years.
Organized by: NSBE-Concordia
Location: Concordia University - EV building Atrium
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13th February 2013 (Wednesday), 6pm-8:30pm
< Dambisa Moyo: Africa Beyond Remittances and Aid >
Presentation by guest speaker, the world-renowned economist Dr. Dambisa Moyo, author of “Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa”. Followed by Q&A session
Organized by: ACSioN NEB & ACSioN-Concordia in collaboration with the CSU
Location: 1455 boul. de Maisonneuve O. - Concordia University, Hall Building, D.B. Clarke Theater
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15th February 2013 (Friday), 5pm-7pm
< NSBE-Concordia presents: Lizard Lounge >
Drinks and merriment!
Organized by: NSBE-Concordia
Location: Concordia University - Reggie's

15th February 2013 (Friday), 7pm-1am
< Konpa Night >
Come spin the night away to the sensual sounds of konpa, Haiti's pair dance par excellence! Without konpa, there would have been no zouk! Whether you like to learn - or just polish your skills, you won't want to miss out on this event!
Organized by: REHC
Location: Concordia University - Reggie's
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---- Week 4 of 5 ----

*** READING WEEK at Concordia University ***
The ACSioN keeps going with the Black Law Students' Association at McGill! Details to come soon.

---- Week 5 of 5 ----

28th February 2013 (Thursday), 12pm to 1:30pm
< Lunch & Learn with Ricky Neckles + Ujaama Initiative for Black Entrpreneurship >
Organized by: NSBE-Concordia
Serial entrepreneur Ricky Neckles, CEO Neckles Global Enterprise and former president of the NSBE-UofT chapter, will engage in a discussion with the audience about building professional and entrepreneurial skills as a recently-graduated university student, as well as the role of entrepreneurship in communities of African descent.
Location: Concordia University - EV Building room 2.260, 1515 Ste Catherine W.
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28th February 2013 (Thursday), 7pm to 8:30pm
< David Sengeh: Reversing the Brain Drain - The African Diaspora Gives Back >
Presentation by guest speaker Mr. David Sengeh, founder of the Innovate SALONE program - followed by Q&A session
Organized by: ACSioN NEB & ACSioN-Concordia in collaboration with the CSU
Location: Concordia University - Hall Building, 7th floor CSU lounge
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1st March 2013 (Friday), 10pm to 3am
The official closing party of African Heritage Month 2013!
Dress code: All Black Everything
Organized by: NSBE-Concordia
Location: Mica Lounge, 1186 rue Crescent
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---- March 2013 ----

8th March 2013 (Friday), 4:30pm to 6pm
< Colour Me: The Film Screening >
In this thought-provoking documentary starring Toronto youth worker Anthony McLean, teenage Canadians of African descent explore the uncomfortable assumptions behind what it means to be "Black." The screening will be followed by our own panel discussion with the participation of Mr. McLean himself!
Organized by: ACSioN-Concordia
Location: Concordia University - Hall Building, 7th floor
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8th March 2013 (Friday), 6:30pm to 9:30pm
< Who's a Black Canadian? >
A panel discussion on African-Canadian Identity with special guests Anthony McLean, Dr. Charmaine Nelson, and Dr. Dorothy Williams. Audience members are encouraged to join in the discussion and advance the dialogue on this important subject!
Organized by: ACSioN NEB & ACSioN-Concordia
Location: Concordia University - Hall Building, 7th floor
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*formerly called "Black History Month"
ACSioN Network, Concordia University chapter (ACSioN Network-Concordia)
African Students' Association of Concordia (ASAC)
Concordia Caribbean Student Union (CCSU)
National Society of Black Engineers, Concordia University chapter (NSBE-Concordia)
Ralliement Étudiant Haïti-Canada (RÉHC)
With the steadfast support of:
Concordia Student Union (CSU)
Concordia University's Engineering and Computer Science Association (Concordia ECA)
Concordia University Office of the Dean of Students
We'll see you there! Check for more details!
ACSioN Network-Concordia University chapter & ACR Réseau <ACSioN> Network NCA
[...] Collaborate to Elevate [...]

February 01, 2013 at 12am - 12am
Concordia University and other Montreal-area universities
Marie-Anne Kini


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