On January 23, 2018, Hart House presented the 17th Annual Hancock Lecture: Black and Educated? Unveiling The Contradictions and Redesigning The Future delivered by Chizoba Imoka and moderated by Dr. Kofi Hope.


The lecture explored how within an education system based on Western values and knowledge, Black students go through school feeling alienated and graduate ill-equipped to bring about transformative changes in their communities. 

Chizoba Imoka worked to disrupt the perceived Black and “Educated” contradiction and advanced an alternative vision of education that acknowledges colonial history, is responsive to socio-political concerns and enables a new generation of social justice leaders to make real change.

Following her presentation, Chizoba was joined by a Rhodes Scholar, Doctor of Philosophy in Politics, community activist and youth advocate, Kofi Hope for an onstage discussion.



Hancock 2018 Readings

This year’s Hancock Lecture: Black and Educated? Unveiling The Contradictions and Redesigning The Futuredelivered by Chizoba Imoka and moderated by Dr. Kofi Hope, focuses on a topic that couldn’t be more timely and relevant. There is increasing visibility and action taking place around anti-black racism including the newly established Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism, Ontario’s Black Youth Action Plan, the Black Liberation Collective working under the umbrella of Black Lives Matter and the #BLACKONCAMPUS social media discussion. Below is a compilation of readings that may inform the discussion taking place here.


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  • Date: Tue, Jan 23, 2018
  • Time & Duration: 9:00 am – 10:00 am (EST) (1h)
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  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: Hart House Theatre
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