February is Black History Month in Canada, during this time, we honour the richness and diversity of the achievements and contributions of Blacks in Canada and around the world. We also reflect on the issues and difficulties that were faced and continue to be faced by the Black community. This year's theme and title will be Acknowledging a Black Past, Embracing a Black Present, and Envisioning Black Futures, this year will feature a keynote from Dr. Tamari Kitossa followed by a town hall expressing the complexity of blackness.
Dr. Tamari Kitossa is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brock University since 2006. Research and instructional interests include: Blackness and anti-Blackness; Black masculinities; African Canadian leadership; anti-criminology and counter-colonial criminology; interracial unions; gender, sex and sexuality; race; the sociology of knowledge; and war and militarism. Along with Awad Ibrahim, Malinda Smith, and Handel K. Wright, he is co-editor and contributor to Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy: Teaching, learning and researching while Black (University of Toronto Press, 2022). He is contributor and editor of Appealing Because He Is Appalling: Black masculinities, colonialism and erotic racism (University of Alberta Press, 2021). With Erica Lawson and Philip S.S. Howard, he is lead editor and contributor to African Canadian Leadership: Continuity, Transition, and Transformation (University of Toronto Press, 2019).
· Faculty profile: www.brocku.ca/social-sciences/sociology/people/tamari-kitossa/
· Website: www.tkitossa.ca/