Black Students’ Association November Newsletter

BSA’s November Schedule 
See what we’ve got planned this month!!

Politics of Black Love, WEN-DO Self-Defence, Sorry To Bother You, Call for Submissions for Art Show and Hip Hop Cypher!

POLITICS OF BLACK LOVE – Nov. 19th, 6-9pm
Does Black Love Exist? 

BSA is BACK with our annual Politics of Black Love event! This year we will be exploring how Black people are loved and appreciated, not by their own, but by others, and how that love may not always come from a genuine place. We also look at the importance of love within our own community, and how that keeps us strong and united. The discussion will be very diverse in range and super inquisitive! Save the date!

Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence Class – Nov 22nd 
Awareness. Avoidance. Action. 

BSA, along with the Community Safety Office and Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence will be hosting a self-defence session for black, female-identifying students. Wen-do’s 3 major goals: Awareness, Avoidance, and Action. Wen-do, women’s self-defence, is a program designed for women, by women, to learn and remember easy methods of protecting ourselves in different situations. Techniques are designed for effective use by women of all ages, sizes, and abilities.
Sign up through the link below by November 15th to secure your spot. Location to be announced in the coming weeks.

And The Film Screenings Continue!

BSA presents you with another Political Film Screening; Boots O’ Riley’s very own — Sorry to Bother You. A 2018 American absurdist dark comedy film written and directed by the rapper, activist, and now director Boots Riley, the film follows a young African-American telemarketer who adopts a white accent in order to thrive at his job. Once he does, he rapidly gets swept up into a conspiracy, and must choose between making money at the expense of humanity and joining with his activist friends to organize labor. Date & Location TBA!

BSA’s 3rd Annual Art Show and 1st Ever Hip Hop Cypher!
BSA is proud to present our 3rd annual Black History Month Art Show on Saturday, February 2nd 2019! This year’s theme is “Black Renaissance: What Do New Beginnings Mean To You?”. Please email all submission packages by December 31st to Looking forward to seeing your art!!


We are also extremely excited to present to you our first ever Hip-Hop Battle/ Cypher. The event will take place on Saturday, February 9th and will happen in TWO parts.

The 1st of the event will be for NON-COMPETITORS. It will be for artists who want to freestyle rap, beatbox, or break dance; there will be no prizes associated with this half of the event.

The 2nd part will be the battle portion. If their submissions are accepted into the competition, each artist will have 90 seconds for their piece, after which the audience will decide on a winner who will advance to the next round. Prizes for the first, second, and third place are TBA.

If you are interested in being a part of the event, please fill out the application form found below no later than December 31st to be considered! If you have any questions please free to contact us at!



Black Graduate Students’ Organization Elections!

The Black Graduate Students’ Organization (BGSA) are electing members for their executive team. Available positions are, VP Internal,VP External, Communications Officer, Finance Officer, Outreach Coordinator, and Events Coordinator!
Deadline for submissions is Thurs, Nov 8th and polls will be open fromFri, Nov 9th to Fri, Nov 16th.

Please email your submission blurbs to Entisar at !!!

Calling all Volunteers !! BLACK OWNED HOLIDAY MARKET

The Black Owned Holiday Market will be taking place on December 8th 2018 at the Enercare Centre. They are currently looking for volunteers to assist with various duties at the Holiday Market. Various tasks will include, setting up/tear down, guest services, crowd control, vendor support, staff room attendant, etc. Training will be provided, as well as lunch the day of. If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity, please fill out the form below!

Volunteer Form
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