#BlackInSchool - The Black body and the Canadian Education System with author Habiba Cooper Diallo

March 22, 2023 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Location: Microsoft Teams

On Wednesday March 22nd , we will be holding a virtual event around the themes found in the book #BlackInSchool written by author Habiba Cooper Diallo. #BlackInSchool is a published copy of Habiba's experience as a black student in the Canadian education system. This book is a published copy of Habiba's grade 11 and 12 Halifax High School journal where Habiba writes about the harms done to the black body through microaggressions and systemic racism during her time as a student in high school. This virtual opportunity to meet Habiba and engage in meaningful conversation around the Canadian education system and the harms it has on the Black body is open to all Acadia students and staff. The intention of the event is to engage in meaningful conversation around the experience of the black body in education and hold a safe space for folks in the Acadia community to ask questions and share their experiences. This is a virtual event and will be taking place over Microsoft Teams! To join, email Polly, equity@acadiau.ca, or Brent, brent.legrow@acadiau.ca, and one of them will add you to the Teams Calendar event.

Hosted by: The Office of the Vice-Provost Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, The Equity Office and, Residence Life and Student Life

To introduce yourself to the book, watch the video below!

To learn about why Habiba wrote the book, watch the video below!

Read a piece that Habiba wrote on the murder of George Floyd and systemic racism:


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