HEC Montréal Black History Month

From Thursday February 01 to Thursday February 29, 2024

The Black History Month Committee, in collaboration with the HEC Montréal EDI team, invites you to participate in this year’s Black History Month activities. This will be an opportunity to celebrate and promote the history of Black communities through panels, conferences, performances and more!

Free events, open to the entire HEC Montréal community as well as family and friends!

Please note that all activities will take place in French.

Film Screening and Discussion

February 8, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Le mythe de la femme noire (The Myth of the Black Woman)

The official opening of Black History Month with the screening of the documentary “Le mythe de la femme noire” (The Myth of the Black Woman).

  • Public speaking performance by Flavie Joane Nikébié, student and winner of the 2023 edition of the “Délie ta langue!” competition.
  • Screening followed by a discussion with director Ayana O’Shun.

Synopsis: “The Myth of the Black Woman” is a feature film that investigates the image of black women in society. According to experts, the Black community is the minority most affected by images created centuries ago. Black women, acclaimed leaders in their fields, describe the challenges that come with these representations. Their compelling stories are supported by fascinating, never-before-seen archival footage from centuries past to the present day.”

Amphithéâtre Banque Nationale – Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building

Film trailer

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Le mythe de la femme noire


Systemic Racism Conference

February 12, 2024 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The roots of systemic racism in Quebec and Canada

The history of racism and American segregation is well known, but what about Quebec and Canada? How have slavery and anti-Black racism manifested in our history? Race riots, anti-racist struggles, cultural dimensions of racism, exclusive migration laws and segregation throughout the centuries will be approached through a French-Canadian lens to better understand the roots of systemic racism today.

Salon National – Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building

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Aly Ndiaye, also known as Webster

Aly Ndiaye, also known as Webster, is a hip-hop artist and history buff from the Limoilou district of Quebec. He regularly gives lectures on a multitude of subjects including the history of the Afro-descendant presence and slavery in Quebec and Canada since the beginning of the French colony.


Activity Kiosk

February 13, 2024 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the different cultures of black communities at HEC Montréal. Coffee, culinary tastings, games, networking and much more!

Hall des diplômés – Decelles Building

Activity Kiosk


Lunchtime Talk – Featured Books

February 14, 2024 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

  • A selection of books by black authors to discover.
  • Readings and discussions.

HEC Montréal Library – Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building, 2nd floor, room 2.825

Lunchtime Talk – Featured Books


Closing Show

February 28, 2024 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

A cultural event not to be missed!

  • Musical performances by staff members
  • Dance show with special guest Emmanuelle Martin, choreographer and performer
  • Slam: poetry presented by Leslamo (HEC Montréal student)

Amphithéâtre Banque Nationale – Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building

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Spectacle de clôture

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