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The Black Perspectives Initiative (BPI) connects and supports Black perspectives, initiatives and scholarship across Concordia University and within the broader Montreal community.


The BPI offers funding and mentorship as well as campus and local programming with the aim of disseminating research and connecting networks.


Learn more by getting in touch with the coordinator.

Founding Coordinator

Annick Maugile Flavien

Annick Maugile Flavien

Annick MF is a multidisciplinary creative maker and community organizer born and based out of Tio’tia:ke (Montreal). She is a three-time graduate of Concordia and has been working on campus for the last eight years, where she had the chance to participate in many campus communities, research projects and classrooms. As a member of Concordia’s Black community for over a decade, she feels honoured to be leading a project that holds space for this same community that shaped so much of her life.


If you have an idea for a project, public lecture, exhibition, workshop or symposium, that highlights Black perspectives and scholarship, the Black Perspectives Initiative (BPI) would like to help make your idea come to life. The BPI may contribute $300, $600, $1200 or $1500 to your project.

Current projects


Black Mental Wellness on Campus

Black Mental Wellness on Campus is a research project and wellness series which is dedicated to learning more about the state of Black mental wellness at Concordia while offering services to its community. Every third week of the month will feature a series of free activities and services available to Black Concordia students. This includes support groups, group therapy, mediation session, academic counselling and other student suggested activities.


Imagining Black Futures - (Re)membering Voices, Coalition & Space

Imagining Black Futures is research project under the Montreal 2050 hub. Our research fellows Anastasia Erickson, Nat Alexander, and Oseremen Irete are working on a series of immersive multi-sensory events that offer the community entry points to engage with and re-contextualize their understanding of Montreal Black public history as a way to spark their visions of what Black futures would be in a Montreal 2050. This includes reviving many the Black archives at Concordia as well as a participatory oral history collaboration with Montreal’s Black communities. 

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