Black History Month 2021

Global Perspectives on Police Brutality: END SARS Movement 

A panel discussion to raise awareness about the End SARS Movement - a social movement and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria. The session featured perspectives from an End SARS activist, Mathew Blaise, and Joseph Oduro-Frimpong, a humanities and social sciences professor at the Ashesi University in Ghana. Blaise provides an on-the-ground perspective, while Oduro-Frimpong contextualizes End SARS as it relates to other social movements in Africa.

Emerging Voices in Black History  

A conversation with emerging Black scholars on the significance of researching African history, the challenges that come with being Black in Western academia, and ways to move beyond tokenistic representation. The session features Iman Mohamed, JD candidate at Harvard Law School and PhD candidate at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, a doctoral student in the Department of History at Northwestern University; and Lamin Keita, a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University.

Celebration of Black Faculty and Staff at NU-Q

The African Students Association at NU-Q marked end of Black History Month with a celebration of the achievements and careers of Black faculty and staff at NU-Q.