At a time of growing awareness about past and present racial injustice and systemic racism in the U.S. and Canada, the need to understand Black history has never been more important.

So we encourage you to take the time to engage with black history this month, whether it be through reading, watching, or discussing. To facilitate this learning, explore these curated resources:

In this webinar, Genocide and Human Rights University Program alum Professor Antoinette Winstead of Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonia Texas will be discussing Ava DuVernay’s historical drama, Selma. This film, set in 1965, explores some of the most tumultuous moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

We encourage you to watch the film prior to attending the webinar and pay special attention to the seminal bridge-crossing scenes. The film is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Happening on February 23 at 7:00 pm EST.

Link to attend:

Antoinette F. Winstead  MFA
Antoinette is a tenured full-Professor at Our Lady of the Lake University, is the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Program Head for the Mass Communication and Drama programs. She has a B.F.A. in Film/Television Production from New York University, a M.F.A. from Columbia University in Film, and a M.A. in Literature from Our Lady of the Lake University.

She teaches screenwriting, playwriting, directing, acting, and digital film production courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. She is also an author, poet, and playwright.

In this Zoryan Institute webinar,  Prof. Elisa von Joeden-Forgey explores the topics of Gender, Genocide & White Supremacy in the United States.

Throughout the month of February, UTP Journals and the Zoryan Institute are highlighting papers presented in its academic journal, Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, for Black History Month. Understanding the African Diaspora is vital to seeing a clearer picture of Black history. To learn more during Black History Month, read these articles published in Diaspora!

“Writing the African Diaspora in the Eighteenth Century”
Vol. 1, No. 2

“Beyond Gilroy’s Black Atlantic: The Experience of the African Diaspora”
Vol. 11, No. 3

“The Tangled Business of Diaspora-Making”
Vol.16, No. 1/2

“Theorizing Africa in Black Diaspora Studies: Caryl Phillips’ Crossing the River”
Vol. 12, No. 1