CBU Multiversity Presents: African Heritage Celebration 2016

2-4pm in the Multiversity Centre:
Join us for a screening of the DVD Honour Before Glory: “a one hour docudrama about Canada’s one and only all-Black military battalion that was formed during World War I. The battalion overcame tremendous obstacles of discrimination during the war to become an important part of Canadian history. The official name of the all-Black unit was “The Number Two Construction Battalion”, but it affectionately became known as the “Black Battalion”. Battalion #2 was recently honoured with a Canadian postal stamp and was the feature story of African Heritage Month. Dr. Graham Reynolds author of the recently published “Viola Desmond’s Canada” and Viola Desmond Chair in Social Justice at CBU will be joined by Dr. Andy Parnaby Associate Professor, History & Dept. Chair of History and Culture at CBU to provide opening commentary and set the historical scene for the film’s time period.

4-6pm in the cafeteria:
The Maritime Centre for African Dance, noted for performing for President Obama’s Inagural Ball in 2009, is coming to CBU! They will be hosting a diversity workshop, including a presentation and discussion period, along with an hour of interactive music and dance including African drumming!

6pm in the CBU library lounge:
Canadian premiere of The Sunjata Story (2015), a performance documentary produced by CBU’s own Canada Research Chair in Communities and Cultures, Marcia Ostashewski, which recently enjoyed its world premiere at the British Library.