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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics Celebrates Black History Month with Special Film Screening

February 13, 2024
By Christopher Plenzich

During a notable celebration of Black History Month, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Concordia University organized a special event. On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, the department invited students, faculty, and the broader community to a screening of "Journeys of Black Mathematicians: Forging Resilience," a documentary film directed by George Csicsery.

"Forging Resilience" is a documentary that delves into the lives and careers of Black mathematicians who have paved the way for future generations. The film highlights the evolution of a vibrant culture among Black scholars, scientists, and educators through the lens of mathematics. It brings to the forefront the personal and professional journeys of these pioneers, showcasing both the hurdles they encountered and their significant achievements in the field.

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The screening was not just an opportunity to learn about the history and contributions of Black mathematicians but also served as a beacon of inspiration for young students. It underscored the message that regardless of background, everyone belongs in the world of mathematics and science. This event was a part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics’ ongoing efforts to celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity within the academic community and beyond.

We would like to express our gratitude to the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) for their contribution to the planning of this event. We would also like to extend our thanks to our guests, Marco Bertola, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Concordia University, Christine DeWolf, Vice-Dean of Arts & Science, and Shalani Bel, NouLa Student Success Coordinator. We would like to recognize the hard work our event organizers, Professor Galia Dafni and Project Coordinator Christopher Plenzich.

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