BLC Ryerson A collective of Black students dedicated to transforming institutions of higher education to eliminate anti-Blackness.
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Wanna be featured in our Black in Your Faculty exhibition? Submit your work before FEB 1ST and we’ll show you off!
Submit here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdL7sg2gF3xjzdLZOg5V9ocPp0Lxe0FRu6qB4EA1Avxr9dzbA/viewform?usp=sf_link
1504 hours ago
Come out and destress from the pressure of exams. There’ll be food, amazing performances, and even a featured performance from Faduma Mohamed!
We’d love it if you could sign up to perform here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwEkD6ZkC19BQ3vEv6XJ07hZOYeZSoBFzP8Zj5iw0iXtYVLw/viewform?usp=sf_link
2801 month ago
Hey folks! We are re-launching Black in Your Faculty for Black History Month of 2019! Check out this poster and tell your friends.
Submit in the google form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdL7sg2gF3xjzdLZOg5V9ocPp0Lxe0FRu6qB4EA1Avxr9dzbA/viewform?usp=sf_link
2401 month ago
No filter needed for this, here’s what we had to say to President Lachemi about Ryerson and Ford’s Gag Order Policy, and check out our Facebook for the full thing:
“Dear President Lachemi,
It seems we consistently have to come back to the street and the public to act as Ryerson University’s moral compass. First partnering with the Toronto Police Services, and now getting into bed with Doug Ford. However, we shouldn’t be shocked given Ryerson University was so quick to pat Ford on the back for his win. Willingly conspiring with Doug Ford to enact his Gag Order Policy, under the guise of “Freedom of Expression,” shows the lengths that you, this University, and Doug Ford will go to in order to silence Black, Indigenous, racialized, Queer, and Trans* activists on campus. Meanwhile you want to dress up yourself and this University in the language of “social justice” and “equity and inclusion,” language stolen from those of us who are on the ground actually doing the work. Language stolen from Black Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Women and Gender Studies, is now the very language you threaten to suffocate our activism with. “Freedom of Expression” has never been to serve or protect Black, Indigenous, racialized, Queer, and Trans* people. It has always been about allowing largely White men and women feel protected in continuing to spew their violent and hateful ideas about different communities. Yet these same freedom of expression crusaders, like Jordan Peterson, will file defamation suits when people and institutions refuse to give them a platform. Dr. Rinaldo Walcott reminds us that “as they debated the enslaved humanity in Europe’s capitals in the 18 and 19 century Black people on the colonial plantations and cities took their “freedom” in all kinds of ways. It was not a debate that ended slavery. It was unrelenting psychical resistance to it.” We will not pretend that Ryerson and Ford’s Gag Order Policy is anything but that: a restriction on the ability for us to fight for our freedoms....”
93122 months ago
@ryeafricans will be having a pub night this friday. So come out and have some fun before midterms come upon us.
1803 months ago
Hey folks! We’re having our first BLC Meet & Greet of the year happening this WEDNESDAY out our office.
Meet BLC and new people, AND get a scholarship application writing workshop!
If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us!
2203 months ago
“Vote for a councillor who will leave nobody behind.” @votewalied
And so it begins!!! The launch of Black Frosh Toronto 2018, and intercollegiate all-year inclusive week of welcoming Black students to post-secondary!! Register through the link in our bio, and watch out for updates on events which will come shortly!
3415 months ago
First focus group tomorrow!!! Don’t forget to sign up :)
Today we celebrate and say “good riddance” to the Toronto Police Services. The relationship between Ryerson University and Toronto Police Services ends on March 31, 2018 and we hope it stays that way. The partnership meant that cops were in our classrooms and that Black and Indigenous student, staff, and faculty safety was compromised. For an institution that prides itself on equity, community, and inclusion, @ryerson_u needs to do better.
4609 months ago
https://www.facebook.com/events/158123944889244??ti=ia "Message from Black Muslim Collective at Ryerson:
It's the last day of Black History Month and we want to ensure the important conversations that happen each Feb are continued into the new year. As such, we are putting forth this call-out for Black Muslim students who would like to get involved in planning the annual Black in MSA conversation. Young, old, student and alumni...if you are interested reach out to us at our FB page Black Muslim Students at Ryerson or at BMCryerson@outlook.com.
Deadline to join is March 9th."
From our Black on Campus Series: Black Frosh event that happened on Thursday. Thanks to Selali for coming out and speaking and to all that participated! Our next event will be our "Black in your Faculty" exhibit so make sure to submit! (Link in bio)