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It's #Black History Month and we are excited to share ALL of the events we have planned for you! Please RSVP to all the events as limited numbers are Available.



For enquiries email: oise.equitycommittee@gmail.com



An Evening of Black Excellence- Sign Up by February 28th to Present!


We would like to invite, students from UTSC, UTM and USG and community youth groups in the GTA and University of Toronto alum to sign up to be a part of the OISE GSA Equity Committee: Evening of Black Excellence Performance. We are looking to showcase a variety of visual and performing artists including and not limited to: painters, photographers, designers, dancers, singers, poets, and comedians.

We have a maximum of 20 slots, 5 mins each for a presenter. Sign up here to showcase your art or talent.

Deadline to sign up is February 28th.

For enquiries, please email: oise.equitycommittee@gmail.com


Upcoming Events



An Evening of Anti-Oppression Workshop


Tuesday, February, 19th, 5:30-7:30 pm Location: OISE Building, 5th Floor Lounge: 5-210/220


The OISE GSA Equity Committee is creating space for critical dialogue. Catering specifically to OISE's Flex-Time Students: Anti-Oppression Workshop with Skill Market Facilitator-Leticia Rose. All students are welcome. Spaces are limited so please RSVP here!

Light refreshments will be provided. Limited Spaces so RSVP to secure your space!




#Unfiltered: Real Talks with the Academic Social Club (ORSS)


Friday, February 22nd, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Location: OISE Building, Nexus Lounge, 12th Floor


Come join AcSoC for some real talk! We will be talking about how racialized students deal with mental health while coping with the pressures of higher education. This is an opportunity for racialized students and allies to engage in a safe space, be heard and connect with your community of peers. For more information, email us at ACSOC@gmail.com





Film Screening & Presentation with StacyAnn Buchanan-Mental Health Advocate


Wednesday, 27th, February 2019, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, OISE Building, Nexus Lounge, 12th Floor


An evening of story-telling and a brief screening of the documentary, The Blind Stigma followed by a Q&A session. Limited spaces, RSVP here to be a part of the conversation.




Join the Conversation: Mental Health Workshop


Monday,04th, March 2019, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, OISE Building, Nexus Lounge, 12th Floor


Storytelling has been a part of Bee's life ever since she won the "Lunch with Robert Munsch" writing contest in elementary school. Following in the footsteps of the griots that have come before her, Bee uses the multidimensions of media to share her stories and to help others share theirs. Come join in on this dynamic workshop that centers Black voices and mental health and trauma. Limited Space is available. RSVP here.



Black History Month: Evening of Black Excellence


Friday, 08th, March 2019, 18:00 - 22:00 pm, OISE Building, Nexus Lounge, 12th Floor


The art showcase will include a variety of visual and performing artists: painters, photographers, designers, dancers, singers, poets and comedians. There will be great music and free food! Hosted by the legendary Nigel D. Birch Jr. from MNFSTBLK.

Click here to register to participate in the event. Click here to RSVP. 




Past Events


OISE GSA Equity Committee is kickstarting Black History Month with a Film Screening: Unarmed Verses


Thursday, February, 07th, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm, OISE building, Fifth Floor Lounge: 5-210/220


A talkback will be facilitated by Iman Togone and Maria Brisbane. Watch the Trailer hereThe first 25 people to RSVP will get free popcorn and pop comboRSVP hereFree candy for everyone.

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