Ujima: Black History Month 2022
Ujima Black History Month 2022 at the University of Waterloo is a collaborative initiative by faculty and staff from the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-racism (EDI-R), the departments of English and History, and the Dean of Arts Office. Our goal is to celebrate Black history in the campus community and beyond, and to celebrate these histories in February and beyond — any time is the right time for celebration and actions.
What is Ujima?
Ujima (oo-JEE-mah) is a Swahili word that represents a principle of Kwanzaa: To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems to solve together. Ujima Black History Month encourages the UWaterloo community and beyond to understand that, though we might differ in strategy and process, progress and liberation is only possible with collective work and shared struggle.