Hart House Conversations


In partnership with the Hancock Lecture and in an effort to give voice to the complexities of Anti-Black racism, Hart House Conversations continues the dialogue around the Black experience and education sparked by Chizoba Imoka this year’s Hancock Lecture speaker. Join guest host Adrien Leckie, Student Life Coordinator at University College as he sits down with a lively student panel to take the tri-campus temperature of the Black experience on campus. Hear the perspectives, lived experiences and hopes for a more inclusive future with Malia Omale and Bukama Muntu, student members of the Hancock Lecture Advisory Committee, Tsitsi Machera a first year student at Woodsworth College and Nana Frimpong VP Equity from UTSCU. Join the conversation, participate in the conversation.

When: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 3-4 pm
Where: Map Room, Hart House
Cost: Free

This event will be recorded LIVE on CIUT 89.5 FM. Audience questions for the panelists will be encouraged towards the end of the show. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, arrive early.


Meet Your Co Hosts

Adrian Leckie, is a former Hart House Ambassador and currently works fulltime as the Student Life Coordinator, University College. In his role he supports programs facilitating community development, academic success and the personal growth of students through student organization support and program development.

Bukama Muntu currently serves on the Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Committee and works as a Hart House Ambassador among other things. Bukama is in her fourth year at UTSC majoring in Women and Gender Studies and minoring in English Literature and Psychology. She enjoys writing poetry, short stories and making art.

Panelist Bio’s

Malia is a 4th year Anthropology and American Studies student. She has been the Equity and Inclusions Director of the African Students’ Association and Vice-President of the American Studies Students’ Association. Outside of academics, she is passionate about community outreach as the Project Director of the Black Outreach Leadership Directive (BOLD), a youth-led organization that aims at increasing the representation of Black Ontario high school students in university.

Tsitsi Macherera is a first-year student studying social sciences at Woodsworth College. She is new to the city but is looking forward to exploring her passion for social justice and student advocacy throughout while here. Tsitsi is also a member of the KPE working group on Race and Indigenitey When not at school, I enjoying hanging out with my friends, scrolling through my timeline and discovering the latest music.

Nana Frimpong is a fourth year student at the University of Toronto Scarborough majoring in English with minor concentrations in Women’s and Gender Studies and Media Studies. Nana currently serves as Vice President Equity at the Scarborough Students’ Union. Previously, she served as the Racialized Student Collective and work-study student for the Equity and Diversity Office. She is committed to creating spaces for racialized identities, trans, and queer folks. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and talking about her love of Michelle Obama.

Sagal Osman is Vice-President Equity with UTMSU and a past executive member of the Black Students’ Association. Her areas of interests include the expansion of safe spaces on campus and working to combat Islamophobia, sexism, and racism on campus.

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