Changing the Narrative: Dispelling Homophobia

Changing the Narrative: Dispelling Homophobia

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Wednesday, November 03, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details


Contact Information

Sarah George, 6135202600,



About this Event

Host Organization: Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP) in partnership with The Royal Bank of Canada
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The Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP), in partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada, continues its thought-provoking, Changing the Narrative. This follow-up event will provide a safe space for critical reflection and discussion that seeks to dispel homophobia toward our African Caribbean Black (ACB) LGBTQ2+ community members. This event not only recognizes that African descent LGBTQ2+ community members do experience a sense of unbelonging within academia but in our broader Canadian communities.

The ACMP encourages audiences to receive two amazing keynote addresses from Tyler Boyce and Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah. Both speakers will provide solutions and encourage a deep conversation on how we can build and sustain a relationship of solidarity among all ACB community members, but with a focus on dispelling African descent homophobia. This will be followed by a Q&A session which will encourage audience members to challenge their preconceived notions, while learning the dangers of homophobia. The Changing the Narrative event will be offering a space for ACB LGBTQ2+ folks to discuss their experiences as well as a wider conversation on the homophobia that exists within the ACB community. Our goal is to foster an inclusive and safe space for students, professional and community members from all walks of life to communicate, learn, and discuss.

Due to COVID-19, this year, ACMP and the Royal Bank of Canada will be holding a FREE event on Zoom to accommodate a broader audience. Please register at

ACMP will be giving away prizes from a local LGBTQ2+ shop.

Although this is event is being held at Carleton University, this event is open to all members of the public. The Changing the Narrative event is suited for all individuals of different races/ethnicities, genders, and social classes who positively add their thoughts and opinions to the discussion.

Featured Speakers:

  • Tyler Boyce
  • Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah

Topics of Discussion:

  • Being ACB and Queer in the Academy
  • Addressing homophobia in the ACB community