Concordia University


January 30th to February 16th

Open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm

Admission is free of charge and open to the public

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In 1969, West Indian students at Sir George Williams University – one of Concordia’s founding institutions – occupied the university’s computer centre from January 29 to February 11. It was one of the most significant student protests in Canadian history because it awakened people to the idea of discriminatory pedagogical practices and institutional failures to effectively address student complaints.


The 4TH SPACE programming commemorates the 50th anniversary of the protests and provides a lens through which to reflect upon the unfinished business of decolonization, the role of pedagogy and institutions and ongoing discussions about race and racism.

All events take place at 4TH SPACE and are free and open to the public.


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