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UNB Art Centre launches exhibit honouring Black New Brunswickers past and present

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Feb 21, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton

An exhibit titled Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers is launching on Friday, Feb. 21, in honour of Black History Month at the University of New Brunswick.

The exhibit is part of a larger project that focuses on 25 Black New Brunswickers who have made significant contributions in shaping contemporary New Brunswick in their fight for freedom and equality.

In collaboration with the Bi-Campus Standing Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights and the Black History Month Organizing Committee at UNB, the UNB Art Centre developed a poster project for display on both UNB campuses during the month of February. The posters will be displayed at the SUB Level 1 lobby and the Hans W. Klohn Commons until Feb. 28.

Images from the campaign have been enlarged and will be shown at the UNB Art Centre in Fredericton from Feb. 21 to March 27.

The exhibit will open on Friday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. with greetings from Dr. Paul Mazerolle, UNB president and vice-chancellor, and will include readings from Funke Aladejebi, associate professor at UNB’s department of history and UNB students Thandiwe McCarthy and Chevelle Malcolm.

Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers begins at 5 p.m. in the UNB Art Centre, Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Dr., UNB Fredericton. All are welcome to attend.

Media contact: Hilary Creamer Robinson

Photo: Twenty-five posters of Black New Brunswickers past and present are part of the exhibit. Their portraits and biographies, like renowned opera singer Measha Brueggergosman, will be on display until Friday, March 27, 2020. Photo credit: UNB Art Centre.