Black Lives Matter

Queen’s retailer donates $5,000 to Black Lives Matter, local Kingston organization

Amid a year of lockdown, Queen’s only student-run, non-profit retailer, Oil Thigh Designs (OTD) rallied to donate $5,000 to Black Lives Matter and Almost Home, a local Kingston charity that works with sick children and families, as its annual charitable donation.Continue...

Student-run New Work Play Festival sets stage for diverse, modern theatre

Alysha Mohamed, ArtSci ’22, and Hope Van Der Merwe founded Black Swan Production Company (BSPC) in July amid BLM protests over the murder of George Floyd.Continue...

Vigil held in memory of Anthony Aust

More than 200 people gathered in Springer Market Square on Sunday afternoon to show solidarity against racism and police violence.Continue...

Protest language is not a tool for the disobedient

Society has a responsibility to ensure protest language is not delegitimizedContinue...

#BlackLivesMatter, reforming police, and Kingston

Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers, there was widescale change in how we view policing across North America.Continue...

‘Teaching is activism’: Professors and TAs of colour discuss race in academia

At the end of every semester when Dr. Shobhana Xavier, a professor in the Religious Studies School, gets her class evaluations back, she notices a pattern.Continue...

Queen’s Black Academic Society offers first-year mentorship program

Queen’s Black Academic Society is launching a remote mentorship program to pair self-identifying Black first-year students with an upper year mentor who can help them navigate the transition to Queen’s.Continue...

Queen’s Student Diversity Project creates safe space to learn about allyship

Queen’s Student Diversity Project (QSDP) is hoping to teach students and community members how to be an ally and practice anti-racism in academic settings at its Allyship in Academics event.Continue...

Keep talking and dribbling: athletes deserve support in fighting racial injustice

The intersection between sports and politics is more pronounced—and divisive—than ever before. Going forward, we must support athletes leading the fight against injustices.Continue...

Queen’s community participates in Scholar Strike

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green released a statement on Sept. 4 supporting members of the Queen’s community who chose to participate in the Scholar Strike initiative.Continue...

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