Schedule of Events


Flag raising Event and Dansiki Day

February 1, 2021

11 a.m.

The flag-raising event will officially kick off African Heritage Month at MSVU. We will be following the NS public health guidelines, by practicing social distancing. As such, this event will be live-streamed on Instagram, only volunteers to the Black Student Support Office are invited to attend.
Please join us on Instagram to launch this event.

Also, we will be reposting pictures of MSVU students in their dashikis through our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

African Heritage Month Opening Ceremony

February 2, 2021 
2 p.m.
Virtual Event: Microsoft Teams

Details about the 2021 African Heritage Month Virtual Opening Ceremony event

The Opening Ceremony is open to the entire MSVU community and will take place through Microsoft Teams. Please contact us at blackstudentsupport@msvu.ca to get a link to this event. This year, we are taking the time to reflect on “why we celebrate African Heritage Month.” What is the history and purpose behind this event and how does it reflect the diverse stories of people of African descent across the diaspora.

Consequently, we celebrate under the theme “Representation”. The speakers at the opening ceremony will speak to this by providing a historical and contextual glimpse of their own experiences.

Cultural Ambassador’s Event

Black students at MSVU will represent their countries as ambassadors by sharing information about their culture (food, art, music, etc.) with the MSVU community. This information will be presented online through our social media platforms.

Art Based Virtual Storytelling Event

For this event, we will display the stories, talents and experiences, and diversity of students of African descent at MSVU. To do this, we will be presenting poetry, short stories, graphic designs, painting, photography, and abstract art that capture students’ unique African stories through our website and social media pages.

Virtual Film Show: TBA