Events at the college this week
By Jessica Berget, Editor-in-Chief
With the disaster of a month January was, let’s pretend 2020 starts now. Celebrate the second coming of this year with some fun events at the college this month. This February is all about Black History!
Black History Month events
Celebrate 29 days of black history this month with Douglas College. Movie screenings featuring historical and personal stories of experiences will be held. On Wednesday February 5 at 1 pm, both the New West and Coquitlam campus libraries will be serving refreshments and hosting a movie screening of CBC’s How Much Do You Know About Black History in Canada?
On Wednesday February 12 at 2 pm, both campus libraries will be hosting another educational film, Black Experiences directed by Aaron Floresco. According to the film summary, the movie focuses on the enslaved people of New France and British North America, the black community of Nova Scotia, the stories of African American migrants coming to BC in the 1850s, and the many different experiences of black people in Canada’s history.
Monday February 24 at 12:30 pm on the New West campus in room N4223, there will be refreshments and a lecture about Anthony Lennon, a mixed-race actor who was accused of faking his identity. Douglas College Creative Writing department instructor Wayde Compton will be giving a lecture on the UK actor / director and his journey.
To finish off black history month, the college will be hosting a musical performance on February 27 at 12:30 pm by the Afro Van Connect band—a group that focuses on empowering young African descendants.
My Name Was January film screening
This Friday on February 7 at 6 pm—in the Aboriginal Gathering Centre at the New West campus—as part of their film series, IMPACTS is hosting a movie screening of a movie called My Name Was January. This film is about Marie Lapuz, a transgender Filipino woman who was murdered in her home in New Westminster. After the film, there will be a discussion with producer Alex Sangha and two other guests. Refreshments will be available to all attendees.
Study Abroad Fair
Those looking to travel the world while finishing their studies, this is for you. On Thursday February 6 at 10 am at the New West campus, concourse booths will be set up for students to become educated on international exchanges or summer programs to study in a different country.
On Thursday February 6 at 7 pm, the Douglas College Creative Writing department will be hosting “Literature Alive,” a panel featuring three published and distinguished authors: Chelene Knight, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, and Ian Williams. The event will take place in the Studio Theatre and is free and open to the public.
DSU Elections 2019 Candidates Forum
The DSU elections are back! And to begin the campaign it’s time to meet your candidates. On Thursday, February 6 stop by at the New West campus concourse to meet your DSU candidates. Voting week begins February 10, so get out there, get informed, and vote! Voting will be at all three campuses and be sure to bring your student ID.