BLC Ryerson @blcryerson

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BLC Ryerson A collective of Black students dedicated to transforming institutions of higher education to eliminate anti-Blackness BLACK IN YOUR FACULTY LINK 👇🏽

BLC Ryerson (@blcryerson) Recent Photos and Videos

  • Happening tomorrow in the Techumseh Lounge from 6-8 | Art & Activism photo exhibition
  • Happening tomorrow in the Techumseh Lounge from 6-8 | Art & Activism photo exhibition
  • 21 0 4 days ago
  • As a part of our Black on Campus series, we have @yusrakhogali leading a workshop on misogynoir in activism. We hear many stating to protect and support Black women, but we still see few doing this, including within activism. Come and learn about what can and should be done to truly stand against misogynoir. This is an event that centres the experiences and voices of Black girls, women, and femme folks and BLC-Ryerson will ensure that this is maintained.

Food will be provided, and please arrive on time as best you can! If you have accessibility requirements please email us at blcryerson@gmail.com
  • As a part of our Black on Campus series, we have @yusrakhogali leading a workshop on misogynoir in activism. We hear many stating to protect and support Black women, but we still see few doing this, including within activism. Come and learn about what can and should be done to truly stand against misogynoir. This is an event that centres the experiences and voices of Black girls, women, and femme folks and BLC-Ryerson will ensure that this is maintained. Food will be provided, and please arrive on time as best you can! If you have accessibility requirements please email us at blcryerson@gmail.com
  • 31 0 2 weeks ago
  • MARCH 6th is our Surviving Academia event with Carol Sutherland! Join us this WEDNESDAY 12-2 at the SCC.
  • MARCH 6th is our Surviving Academia event with Carol Sutherland! Join us this WEDNESDAY 12-2 at the SCC.
  • 22 0 2 weeks ago
  • Check it out! Black students and alumni submitted different pieces to express their experiences within Ryerson University. Come see the exhibit we curated! Happening in the SLC at 12pm tomorrow!!!
  • Check it out! Black students and alumni submitted different pieces to express their experiences within Ryerson University. Come see the exhibit we curated! Happening in the SLC at 12pm tomorrow!!!
  • 21 0 3 weeks ago
  • In honour of Black History Month, The Rose Underground Presents:

Black Canvas: Reclaiming the Ink

An intimate discussion with 3 Black tattoo artists and their experiences within the tattoo industry. We want to get at the root of what it looks like to be a Black tattoo artist in the industry, the art of tattooing Black skin, the perception of Black people with tattoos, how we create space for ourselves and so much more. 
The event will also feature a tattoo special by Vegas ink offering flash pieces at discounted rates as well as a 2x2 inch tattoo special for $50 (limit 2 per person). For those interested in purchasing a tattoo there is a deposit of $25  needed to secure the appointment. To secure an appointment please buy a ticket on eventbrite. Upon confirmation you will be sent an email confirming your time slot which will be chosen at random.

Event is $5-15 PWYC
*Tickets can be bought on eventbrite or at the door. No one will be turned away by lack of funds*

Schedule:

7:00pm- 7:30pm : Arrival/Food
7:35pm- 8:15pm : Discussion with Brittany/ Humble Bee Tattoos,  Thaila/ Vegas ink & Anwar/ Kush Concepts
8:20pm-11:30pm : Tattooing by Vegas (for those who have set up appointments)

Space provided by Divine Tattoo

Beats provided by Durty Dabz 
Hiphop , Afrobeats, Dancehall , Reggae, Reggeaton, UK Grime, Underground Sounds

Food provided by Comfort Cuisine 
Vegetarian Halal food *BACKGROUND*

In the last decade the Tattoo industry has become one of the fastest growing industries as the artform has become more widely accepted by the general society. Unlike the stereotypes of tattoos from the past, tattoos are now seen as a valid expression of experiences and identity. Just this year the AGO held a featured exhibit showcasing the historic presence of tattooing and how it has expanded throughout the years in a contemporary context.

Unfortunately, tattooing is riddled with archaic beliefs that has marginalized many groups of people. Black folks specifically have been excluded from the industry in a very particular way. Black tattoo artists experience anti-Black racism on multiple levels. They are often excluded forcing an environment of isolation.
  • In honour of Black History Month, The Rose Underground Presents: Black Canvas: Reclaiming the Ink An intimate discussion with 3 Black tattoo artists and their experiences within the tattoo industry. We want to get at the root of what it looks like to be a Black tattoo artist in the industry, the art of tattooing Black skin, the perception of Black people with tattoos, how we create space for ourselves and so much more. The event will also feature a tattoo special by Vegas ink offering flash pieces at discounted rates as well as a 2x2 inch tattoo special for $50 (limit 2 per person). For those interested in purchasing a tattoo there is a deposit of $25 needed to secure the appointment. To secure an appointment please buy a ticket on eventbrite. Upon confirmation you will be sent an email confirming your time slot which will be chosen at random. Event is $5-15 PWYC *Tickets can be bought on eventbrite or at the door. No one will be turned away by lack of funds* Schedule: 7:00pm- 7:30pm : Arrival/Food 7:35pm- 8:15pm : Discussion with Brittany/ Humble Bee Tattoos, Thaila/ Vegas ink & Anwar/ Kush Concepts 8:20pm-11:30pm : Tattooing by Vegas (for those who have set up appointments) Space provided by Divine Tattoo Beats provided by Durty Dabz Hiphop , Afrobeats, Dancehall , Reggae, Reggeaton, UK Grime, Underground Sounds Food provided by Comfort Cuisine Vegetarian Halal food *BACKGROUND* In the last decade the Tattoo industry has become one of the fastest growing industries as the artform has become more widely accepted by the general society. Unlike the stereotypes of tattoos from the past, tattoos are now seen as a valid expression of experiences and identity. Just this year the AGO held a featured exhibit showcasing the historic presence of tattooing and how it has expanded throughout the years in a contemporary context. Unfortunately, tattooing is riddled with archaic beliefs that has marginalized many groups of people. Black folks specifically have been excluded from the industry in a very particular way. Black tattoo artists experience anti-Black racism on multiple levels. They are often excluded forcing an environment of isolation.
  • 15 0 1 month ago
  • Check it out! Happening tomorrow! 🖤
  • Check it out! Happening tomorrow! 🖤
  • 27 0 1 month ago
  • Don’t forget that this coming Thursday will be our 3rd event in the Black on Campus series, this time with @rodneydiverlus where we’ll be talking about what goes into community organizing!!
  • Don’t forget that this coming Thursday will be our 3rd event in the Black on Campus series, this time with @rodneydiverlus where we’ll be talking about what goes into community organizing!!
  • 20 0 1 month ago
  • DEADLINE EXTENSION! You can submit to Black in Your Faculty until the 15th!
  • DEADLINE EXTENSION! You can submit to Black in Your Faculty until the 15th!
  • 11 0 1 month ago
  • Join us this Friday for the first event of the Black On Campus series. Venue: 63 Gould street (Oakham House), 2nd floor
  • Join us this Friday for the first event of the Black On Campus series. Venue: 63 Gould street (Oakham House), 2nd floor
  • 28 1 2 months ago
  • Hi folks, we are inviting you to our Black on Campus series that focus on the experiences and knowledge of Black people hosted by us. There will be food and great conversations
  • Hi folks, we are inviting you to our Black on Campus series that focus on the experiences and knowledge of Black people hosted by us. There will be food and great conversations
  • 25 0 2 months ago
  • Wanna be featured in our Black in Your Faculty exhibition? Submit your work before FEB 1ST and we’ll show you off! Link is in the description!
  • Wanna be featured in our Black in Your Faculty exhibition? Submit your work before FEB 1ST and we’ll show you off! Link is in the description!
  • 23 4 2 months 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
  • 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
  • 28 0 3 months 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
  • 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
  • 24 0 3 months 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....”
  • 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....”
  • 93 12 4 months ago
  • @ryeafricans will be having a pub night this friday. So come out and have some fun before midterms come upon us.
  • @ryeafricans will be having a pub night this friday. So come out and have some fun before midterms come upon us.
  • 18 0 5 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!
  • 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!
  • 22 0 6 months ago
  • “Vote for a councillor who will leave nobody behind.” @votewalied
  • “Vote for a councillor who will leave nobody behind.” @votewalied
  • 22 0 6 months ago