Events - February 2023

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Black History Month

Events for the 18th Annual Strawberry Ceremony

February 14th 2023 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, trans and two spirit people.  First Nations House will be walking over and inviting students, staff and faculty to join us.  

Toronto Police Headquarters 
40 College St 

Additional Notes

Events for Black History Month

Events within the CTL Community

Black History Month Symposium – What Has Changed: The Role of Attitudinal Barriers to Advancing Black Inclusion

Date and Time:
February 6th, 2023, 1 -3 p.m.

Virtual, Zoom 

Featuring on the panel Dr Andrew Campbell CTL Assistant Professor Teaching Stream Leadership for Racial Justice in Teacher Education. 


A Black History and Futures Celebration at OISE

Date and Time:
Monday, February 6th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

OISE’s Nexus Lounge 12th floor  

The time is almost here to join the Master of Teaching Black Educators Association’s Black history and futures celebration. We're honored to have guest speaker Itah Sadu and hope you'll come to enjoy the various cultures, voices and identities of Black, African, and Caribbean peoples and communities. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.  

There is limited space available, so if you plan to attend, please register ASAP! Note: If you plan to bring guests, please ensure that your guests register - one form per person. You can contact us at


Holding Change as a Pedagogy of Abolitionist Praxis

Date and Time:
February 10th, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m.

With Qui Alexander 

The OISE Centre for Indigenous Education Research presents: Faculty Speaker Series 

This talk explores the concept of holding change (brown, 2021) to understand how the phenomenon "pedagogies of abolition" manifests. Drawing on a post-intentional phenomenological (Vagle, 2018) study exploring the teaching/learning of an abolitionist praxis, this talk uses holding change to analyze the experiences of a group of Black trans organizers. Through exploring how "pedagogies of abolition" manifests in the lives of the participants, this talk illuminates the teachable moments of an abolitionist praxis. Through considering the relationship between abolitionist study and struggle; troubling traditional modes of study (Meyerhoff, 2019); and engaging emergent strategy (brown, 2017) as a pedagogical practice, this talk affirms that Black trans life is inherently pedagogical, teaching new ways of knowing and being in the world. 

Please email us at if you need any assistance registering. We look forward to seeing you there! 



2023 OISE Black Faculty in Conversation: “Building Belonging Between, Within, & Across Black Communities and Spaces"

Date and Time:
Wednesday, February 15th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Centre for Black Studies in Education, the Centre for Leadership & Diversity and the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies presents @Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto OISE Black Faculty in Conversation Webinar on February 15, 2023. Registration opens soon! 

Holding Change as a Pedagogy of Abolitionist Praxis