Schedule of Events

There are a number of African Heritage Month events planned at MSVU. All are welcome!


African Heritage Month Opening Ceremony

January 31, 2020
12 p.m.
MSVU Art Gallery, Seton Academic Centre


This event will officially kick off African Heritage Month at MSVU. Community historian and advocate Dr. Lynn Jones will offer an understanding of the significance of the Pan-African Flag. Attendees will then take part in a drumming procession to the flagpole attached to Seton, where the flag will be hung. A small reception will follow.


“Cut to Black” Film Screenings

February 5, 2020
6-8 p.m.
The Crows Nest, Rosaria Student Centre

Bring a blanket and your comfy pants for a night of films showcasing the diversity of Black cinema. Enjoy a complementary ‘popcorn bar’ and refreshments while you explore an array of visual stories.

Film schedule:

Animated short: “Hair LOVE” by Matthew A. Cherry
Afrofuturism short: “Whipping boy” by Michael Chance
Docuseries: “Black Beyond America” by Portia Bartley

Feature film: “Guava Island” By Stephen Glover


Afrobeats vs Soca (19+ event)

February 13, 2020
Doors open at 9 p.m.
Vinnies Pub, Rosaria Student Centre

Come break a sweat as the undeniable driving drum-beat rhythms of Afrobeats goes head-to-head with the synthesized drum sounds of Soca; which genre will reign supreme? Bring a friend with a student ID from any HRM institution to be entered to win Cineplex movie passes.


Black Coffee

February 26, 2020
5 – 7 p.m.
MSVU Art Gallery, Seton Academic Centre

Sip a hot cup of joe and engage in a critical and honest discussion about race and community.
Through a graphic facilitator, all attendees will participate in unpacking the topic “Pulling the Race Card.” All are welcome.


African Nova Scotian Community tours

March 6, 2020 (NEW DATE)
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Are you an MSVU student staying on campus this Reading Week? Take part in a full day of community exploration. Travel to three historic African Nova Scotian communities, learn about their history and meet the many generations of families who call these places home. Transportation and lunch will be provided.