Spokespeople on Black history and culture

The following UVic community members are available to the media to discuss Black History Month and Black cultures. 

Adebisi Alade (History) is an expert in Black History. He can discuss Black History, the history of the African diaspora and modern Africa in the context of world history. (250-721-7130 or aladea@uvic.ca)

Tricia Best (Director, International Centre for Students) is a co-chair of the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education steering committee. She can discuss the work of centring the Black experience and celebrating Black joy and flourishing at UVic. (250-721-6361 or icsdir@uvic.ca)

Mylène Dorcé (French and Francophone Studies) is an expert in Francophone Caribbean and Sub-Saharan African literatures. She can discuss Francophone and Anglophone African-Canadian literatures, and Quebec Migrant literatures. (mdorce@uvic.ca)

Kelci Harris (Psychology) is a co-chair of UVic's Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education steering committee. She is an expert in the psychology of friendship and can speak to the importance of building Black community on campus. (250-853-3914 or kelciharris@uvic.ca)

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Keywords: administrative, faculty, staff, community, diversity, human rights

People: Adebisi Alade, Mylène Dorcé, Tricia Best, Kelci Harris

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