WELCOME BACK TO CAMPUS! JANUARY NEWSLETTER

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Annual General Meeting is Soon Approaching!
Our second AGM will fill you in on what we have planned

HELLO EVERYBODY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! We’re hoping that everyone has yet another positive and healthy semester!

The Black Students’ Association at UofT are proud to invite you to our second General Meeting for the year as well as an info session for the months ahead!

Here you will find out about all the exciting events we have planned for the semester as well as all the information you need to know about the BSA! PLUS, it’s a great way to reconnect with everyone!

For the second half the meeting, we will be holding a vision board creation workshop so please come equipped with at least 2 magazines to make this possible! Changes to the constitution will also be voted on at this meeting.

WHEN: Thursday January 11th, 2018 (Tomorrow!)
TIME: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) RM 2212 (252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6)

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL THERE!

Click the event link below to let us now if you if you will be coming:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1885112878467173/

First Year Mixer
Hosted by our First Year Representative Lola Ajao

If you are a first year student looking to meet other first year black students this is the event for you!

We all know that first year experience is hard enough, from trying to find effective ways to study to building a new social life. But as black students it is even more difficult to find other black students in your classes or program to connect to.

This event will help first year students expand their contacts and enjoy a night filled with great music and great people all planned by Lola Ajao, our First Year Rep!

Date: Thursday, January 18th
Time & Location: TBD

Stay tuned for more updates on this event!

#BlackOnCampusUofT Town Hall Pt. II
How do we successfully tackle anti-black racism on campus? 

Back by popular demand! Thank you to everyone for their support and attendance at our first Town Hall denouncing anti-black racism on this campus. As we look into the future, we want to turn this situation in the Engineering department as a push into finding effective ways to propel an anti-black racism campaign on campus.

Together as a community let’s brainstorm ways we can effectively resolve acts of anti-black racism, and help uplift each other as a community.

Date, Time, & Location: TBD

Scholarships Galore!
BBPA is providing black students with $1,000-$5,000 in scholarships

The BBPA National Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 and is dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence by Black Canadian youth through an annual scholarship program.

Scholarships are awarded in three categories:

BBPA Legacy Scholarships, in the names of Black Canadians who enriched Canada with their contributions in the arts, the professions, science, business, technology, politics and other areas of endeavour;

First Generation Scholarships, funded by the investment income from a grant from the Government of Ontario and available exclusively to students residing in Ontario that are the first in their family to attend university or college; and

Sponsored or Named Scholarships funded directly by corporations or individuals in the name of the corporation or individual; or established in the memory of a relative.
The Legacy Scholarships are funded from donations to the General Fund and investment income from the Endowment Fund.

Click the link below for more information:
http://bbpa.org/events-programs/national-scholarships/

Black and Educated? Unveiling The Contradictions and Redesigning The Future 
Delivered by Chizoba Imoka and moderated by Dr. Kofi Hope as apart of Hart Houses Hancock Lecture

In an education system based on Western values and knowledge, Black students go through school feeling alienated and graduate ill-equipped to bring about transformative changes in their communities. Is it not time to restructure the system?

Chizoba Imoka disrupts the perceived Black and “Educated” contradiction and advances an alternative vision of education that acknowledges colonial history, is responsive to socio-political concerns and enables a new generation of social justice leaders to make real change.

Following her presentation, Chizoba will be joined by a Rhodes Scholar, Doctor of Philosophy in Politics, community activist and youth advocate, Kofi Hope for an onstage discussion.

Where: Great Hall, Hart House
When: Tues., Jan. 23, 2018, 7-9 pm

Cost: Free for students / Register now
For more information and details about related events, visit http://harthouse.ca

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