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“The very presence of more Black folk validates the [new President’s Action Committee for an Anti-Racist and Inclusive Campus] and validates Frémont’s inaction. Any validation for the University of Ottawa to move forward with the committee is a step against systemic change for anti-Black racism at the University of Ottawa,” said Jamal Koulmiye-Boyce.

Student performs for the first time at Soulful Expressions on Feb. 8  Photo by Julia Riddle “People don’t understand,” says Sakinna Gairey. “I get a lot of questions during February like, ‘Why can’t we have a White History Month?’ and I’m just like, ‘Because the whole rest of the year’s about you.’” Gairey, a first-year …