Black History Month: Check out these A&S events in February

February 3, 2020 by A&S News

February is Black History Month. Here are a few of the many events in the Faculty of Arts & Science recognizing Black History as well as cultural and literary events:

February 7

The Cinema Studies Student Union is hosting a screening of Malcolm X — Spike Lee’s biographical film about the civil rights activist, as part of its Free Friday Films series. Professor Elizabeth Legge will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.

February 14

The Caribbean Studies Program and the Centre for Comparative Literature present a lecture series on Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Studies. These free lectures are open to the public and no advanced registration is required.

Silvio Torres-Saillant, a professor of English at Syracuse University, will discuss “Learning the Caribbean to Emancipate the Future.”

The Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies is hosting “Multiculturalism and Interculturalism: a constitutional provision vs. an abstraction” — a colloquium to address multiculturalism and interculturalism from a Canadian perspective. The event is free and open to the public.

The Cinema Studies Student Union is hosting a screening of Barry Jenkins’s If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name, as part of its Free Friday Films series.

February 21

The Cinema Studies Student Union is hosting a screening of Killer of Sheep, a 1978 film by Charles Burnett, as part of its Free Friday Films series.

February 24

The Caribbean Studies Program and the Centre for Comparative Literature present a lecture series on Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Studies. These free lectures are open to the public and no advanced registration is required.

Myriam Chancy, director of the Humanities Institute at Scripps College, will explore “Representing Racial Permeability: (Dis)Ability and Racial (Dis)Affiliations.”

February 27

U of T’s Department of Italian Studies and Cinema Studies Institute, in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, are hosting a screening of Lola Colt: Faccia a faccia con El Diablo, a 1967 spaghetti western directed by Siro Marcellini starring African-American triple-threat Lola Falana. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

February 28

The Caribbean Studies Program and the Centre for Comparative Literature present a lecture series on Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Studies. These free lectures are open to the public and no advanced registration is required.

Ramón (Arturo) Victoriano-Martinez, assistant professor of Spanish at the University of British Columbia, will discuss “Black plague, virus and monstro: Haiti and Blackness in contemporary Dominican Literature.”

The Cinema Studies Student Union is hosting a screening of Sorry to Bother You, a 2018 dark comedy written and directed by Boots Riley, starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson, as part of its Free Friday Films series.