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Maugile Flavien, Annick


Annick MF is the founding coordinator of the Black Perspectives Initiative (BPI). She is a three time graduate of Concordia and has been working on campus for the last six years, where she participated in many campus communities, research projects and classrooms.Outside of the BPI, Annick is a mama, multidisciplinary maker, and community organizer born and based out of Tio’tia:ke (Montreal). In her most recent degree, she explored ways of unpacking the complex racial and lingual dynamics of Montreal with youth, through a research-creation project called Understanding Blackness in Montreal: A Toolkit for Engaging Youth in Critical Dialogue Around Race, which led to the intergenerational Mapping Blackness in Montreal project she facilitates. As this project grows she hopes to take it on tour across Canada and foster connections between Black Canadian communities. Every first Wednesday of the month, Annick can be found hosting The Groundbreakers on CKUT radio on her own or with guests from her podcast When Matriarchs Gather. 

BPI Soundscape

Annick leads a newly launched Concordia project called the Black Perspectives Initiative (BPI), which is funded by Concordia’s Faculty of Arts and Science. The initiative offers funding and mentorship, we host campus and local programming, we connect networks and we are working towards disseminating research that highlights Black perspectives in Montreal and at Concordia.Though she visioned this iteration of this work, this project is informed by and possible because of the generations of Black student and community activism in Montreal and at Concordia that have laid the foundation for them to ground this work. As an ode to this legacy and the many voices that contributed to it over the years, she would like to build a BPI soundscape project that uncovers, highlights and interlaces the voices, sounds, stories, and rhythms that embody Black perspectives at Concordia. For this, she will be working with audio archives and present-day oral history accounts from Black members of Concordia's community.


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