Black History Month at Mount Allison
For the second year in a row, Mount Allison kicked off Black History Month with the raising of the Pan-African Flag on campus on Feb. 1. The theme of Black History Month 2022 is February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day.
A new line of ‘Black History Matters’ t-shirts has been launched at the University Bookstore, in-store and online. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Kavana Wa Kilele Fund, which will provide support to Black students in perpetuity. This is the first endowed fund at Mount Allison to specifically support Black students.
Black Student Advisor and Diversity Educator Ivan Okello is looking forward to seeing the new designs on campus, which were developed in consultation with Black student societies on campus.
“Black History Month is a great opportunity for us to diversify our clothing designs at the Bookstore and also represent the diverse communities on campus,” says Okello.
The full schedule of Black History Month virtual presentations and Teams links can be found at Diversity & Inclusion News & Events.