Artwork commissioned by the President’s Task Force on Anti-Black Racism by Emmanuel Ayo, “Akoko (Time)” 2022
About the program
Honouring Black Presence at Concordia is a new public art program established to celebrate Black Concordians through publicly accessible artworks displayed on campus.
Located on the East corner of the Hall building at 1450 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West, the program will feature works of art that centre around Black aesthetics, knowledge, and identities at Concordia.
It aims to serve as a platform for a wider public debate on the role of public art and civic spaces in Montreal, while recognizing vital and historically undervalued contributions of Black communities and Black students.
Honouring Black Presence at Concordia was established as one of 88 recommendations made by the Concordia University’s President’s Task Force on Anti-Black Racism to acknowledge the historical and continued presence and contributions of Black communities at Concordia and its founding institutions Sir George Williams University and Loyola College.
1969 Sir George Williams University Protest: The Henry F. Hall Building is the site of Canada’s largest student protest against anti-Black racism.
Why we need your help
Honouring Black Presence at Concordia will provide a place where the plurality of Black voices and experience are bolstered on campus. Donations will pay artists and cover the costs of the program.
Support this initiative and celebrate the foundational work and contributions of Black communities and students at Concordia.
Celebrate the histories, presence, and futures of Black Concordians