Join us for an exciting event celebrating African Heritage Month!

On Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 3:00 PM, we invite you to the Irving Oil Auditorium in the Richard Murray Design Building for a pre-screening of the fascinating documentary, The Space Race.

THE SPACE RACE weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight and Charles Bolden, among many others. In THE SPACE RACE, directors Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Lisa Cortés profile the pioneering Black pilots, scientists and engineers who joined NASA to serve their country in space, even as their country failed to achieve equality for them back on Earth. From 1963, when the assassination of JFK thwarted Captain Ed Dwight’s quest to reach the moon, to 2020, when the echoes of the civil unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd reached the International Space Station, the story of African Americans at NASA is a tale of world events colliding with the aspirations of uncommon men. The bright dreams of Afrofuturism become reality in THE SPACE RACE, turning science fiction into science fact and forever redefining what “the right stuff” looks like, giving us new heroes to celebrate and a fresh history to explore.

Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for this exciting event. Let’s celebrate African Heritage Month together and honor the remarkable contributions of African Americans to the Space Race!

We recommend 13+ as scenes of violence are included.

This event is FREE, however donations to the Canadian Black Scientist Network (CBSN) are welcome.

Please reserve your spot here

You don’t want to miss this: view the trailer!

For more information on this event, please contact Ms. Kayler Mutyabule via