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Black History Month

Join us as we recognize the importance, impact, and contributions of Black history and culture on a global, national, and local scale.
Welcome to Black History Month at TWU
We are excited to share with you a series of events and activities that honour the rich and diverse heritage of Black people and their contributions to our society. Whether you are a student, faculty, staff, alumni, or community member, we invite you to join us in learning, reflecting, and celebrating Black history and culture throughout the month of February. From docuseries and conversations to speakers and sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy and participate in.
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BHM Speaker: Cheryl Jean-Paul
Norma Marion Alloway Library

Speaker: Cheryl Jean-Paul - Contribution to the TWU Community and Canadian Society, light lunch served after presentation

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Women's & Men's Volleyball vs UBC
Langley Events Centre

Spartan Athletics is pleased to host the Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration weekend with volleyball, hockey and basketball games as our men's and women's teams compete against various Canada…

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BHM Opening & Praise Chapel
David E. Enarson Gymnasium

President’s Open Address and BHM Praise Chapel: More Than a Song A call to worship led by BHM Praise Team and Choir with a special welcome from Dr. Mark Husbands.

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Women's Hockey vs Regina
Langley Events Centre

Spartan Athletics is pleased to host the Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration weekend with volleyball, hockey and basketball games as our men's and women's teams compete against various Canada…

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Women's & Men's Basketball vs UNBC
Langley Events Centre

Spartan Athletics is pleased to host the Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration weekend with volleyball, hockey and basketball games as our men's and women's teams compete against various Canada…

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Sunday Night Alive
Kuhn Centre

BHM Musical Worship Evening A space for us to cultivate lives of worship, gratitude, prayer, and obedience that will nourish us for the long haul. We meet to draw closer to Jesus and to one another…

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Docuseries & Conversation with Dr. Adkins
Fosmark Centre

Docuseries Presentation and Conversation about Black History in Canada with Dr. Jennifer Adkins Watching and discussing a series on Black History in Canada during a seminar-style interactive…

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Chapel: Dr. Theon Hill & BHM Praise Team
David E. Enarson Gymnasium

Guest Speaker, Dr. Theon Hill (Wheaton College) with worship led by the BHM Praise Team: More than a Song A call to worship led by BHM Praise Team and Choir featuring guest speaker Dr. Theon Hill…

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BHM Speaker: Dr. Theon Hill
DeVries Centre

Black Prophetic Rhetoric from the Civil Rights Movement to Hip-Hop with Speaker Dr. Theon Hill Whether it’s challenging students in his Hip-Hop Culture course to consider rap music as a soundtrack…

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Colloquium with Dr. Theon Hill
Robert N. Thompson Centre

Dr. Theon Hill will dive deeper into hip-hop music as a form of social justice discourse.

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Praise Chapel: More Than a Song
David E. Enarson Gymnasium

More Than a Song: Praise Chapel with TWU BHM Praise Team and choir

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Movie Showing: The Great Debaters
Neufeld Science Centre

The Great Debaters (2007) is an inspiring and well-acted film about the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas who inspired students to form the school's first debate team…

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UMOJABLACK: Art Exhibition Opening
Norma Marion Alloway Library

Join us for the special opening event and Artist Talk to kick off the UMOJABLACK art exhibition featuring the vibrant paintings of contemporary artist Ghislain Brown-Kossi. His artistic practice…

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Games Night
Kuhn Centre

Immerse yourself in a night of fun and games by joining the TWU Afro Caribbean Club's game night. Enjoy the lively ambiance of the event with games, music and snacks.

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BHM Festival of Praise
Living Waters Church

Black History Month Festival of Praise featuring TWU BHM Praise Team, Choir & guest church praise teams

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BHM Richmond Social
Minoru Campus

This event will be a 3-hour exposition featuring music of African Caribbean Origin, Art, Snacks and a documentary entitled 100 Things You Didn't Know Were Invented by Black People. In their national…