Get Connected: BIPOC

We welcome you to join us for a BIPOC student healing space.

BIPOC Student Leaders at the EIO, the Black Student Union and the African Awareness Initiative invite self-identifying Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) to attend our Virtual Get Connected event on July 8th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

This is an opportunity for us to be together in solidarity and to recognize the ways the anti-Black, anti-Indigenous and anti-Asian racism are reinforced through white supremacy. Special guest, acclaimed singer-songwriter and winner of CBC’s Searchlight Competition, Desirée Dawson, will also be offering us music and breathing exercises to support our healing and celebrate the strength of our communities at this time.

We also recognize that with recent events, particularly the violence and systemic anti-Blackness experienced by Black folk, this has been a time of both inspiring social change and deep grief for Black communities.

To honour this, the first hour (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) will be for all BIPOC students, and the last half hour (6:30 pm – 7:00 pm) will be an intentional space for Black students.