Black History

Black History Month 2022

Western acknowledges and celebrates Black History Month, and encourages the campus and London communities to listen, learn and discuss.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to host its inaugural virtual speaker series celebrating Black excellence. These events are free of charge, but advance registration is required. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Black History Month Speaker Series

Christina Lord

Our Journey: From Across the African Diaspora to London, Ontario

Christina Lord
Feb. 1, 12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m.

Andrew B. Campbell

Black Excellence 365: Sustaining and Thriving in Academia

Andrew B. Campbell
Feb. 3, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Greg Frankson

Reimagine Blackness in Canada: Black Advocacy Through AfriCANthology

Greg Frankson
Feb. 10, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Robert Small

Highlighting African-Canadian history through art and technology

Robert Small
Feb. 16, 12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m.

Marisa Rose Grant

Reflections on Black Queerness: Joy, History and Significance

Marisa Rosa Grant
Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Black Excellence Book Collection

Explore this collection of books for self-reflection and education about Black history and the Black experience. Featuring titles from a variety of classic and Canadian Black authors.

Explore the collection