Black History Month Events

Black Care Baskets

The Black Care Basket is a Black History Month initiative created by the Equity and Inclusion Office in collaboration with UBCO International Programs and Services, the Provost Office, Campus Health, the ASCS (African Caribbean Student Club), and OKGN Lifestyle to support Black community and connection. The care baskets contain self-care based products and information, recipes, and ingredients and spices to highlight our Black communities continued resilience, joy, and culinary cultures. The Black Care Baskets are only for people who identify as Black/ Caribbean/African.

30 Care Baskets available and 50 gift cards available and it is first come, first serve. Registration will be closed once all care baskets and gift cards are claimed.

Food ingredients Include:

  • Jasmine Rice
  • Jerk Chicken Spices
  • Festival Dough
  • Plantain
  • Sorrel (Hibiscus Tea)

Videos on how to prepare recipes will be posted on the Equity and Inclusion Office Instagram page @ubcoequity.

If you are located within Canada but not within the Okanagan you are eligible for a grocery gift card supplied by International Programs and Services and a UBCO Bookstore Gift Card supplied by the Provost Office. Please note that you may not sign up for both a Care Basket and gift cards. To register for gift cards please follow link:


Registration has now been closed as we have reached our limit for registrants. We apologize for any inconveniences. Thank you for understanding.

***If none of the proposed times are convenient, please email:


Black History Month Potluck

To celebrate the end of Black History Month and the continued celebration of our Black history, the Equity and Inclusion Office is hosting a virtual potluck for Black community to connect, listen to music, converse and share food in a COVID safe manner.

It is rare within the Okanagan that Black community members have spaces that promote and value our identities. The potluck is open to all; however, we encourage non-Black attendees to respect and acknowledge that this is a space for Black UBCO students, staff, faculty, and alumni. If you plan to attend this virtual potluck, please take and give space with this in mind.

Date and Time: Friday, 26 February 2021 @ 5:30pm – 7:00pm (PST)