Black History Month - Kickoff

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The University of Lethbridge celebrates Black History Month under the theme: Black Joy: The Telling of Our Stories. This year’s theme aligns with the 2024 national theme of Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build through the lens of stories. The kick-off event will feature a cultural performance from the ULethbridge Black Students' Association as well as Faculty of Fine Arts - New Media alumnus Stephen Onyango (BFA '13), a cinematographer & creative director. Additionally, the EDI team will also provide updates on current and upcoming projects.

*Please wear your Black History Month T-shirt or hat, if you have one (available for purchase at the Bookstore).
**Everyone is invited to join in a group photo at the end of the event.

Bio of the Guest Speaker: Stephen Onyango is a cinematographer and creative director of Legend Productions in southern Alberta. He holds a journalism degree from his home country of Kenya and then pursued his second degree at the University of Lethbridge from 2008-2013. Stephen has a deep passion for storytelling and performance, which has always been part of his journey from high school to the present day. In 2017, he noticed that social media was growing, but something was missing. Legend Productions has been focused on disrupting the landscape and shifting the approach by pumping emotions and storytelling online. In 2023, Stephen embarked on another journey and launched the first of its kind in the city of Lethbridge—Legend Art Gallery—a place where international art dances off the walls, inviting one on a journey beyond the ordinary.


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