Department of Social Justice & Community Studies
Recent & Upcoming Events
What unique contributions to history and community building have African Nova Scotians created in the Maritimes since the 17th century? Examine these issues in SJCS 4739: The African Nova Scotian Experience, a Winter 2021 course with Dr. Rachel Zellars, Thursdays 4-6 pm.
Examine living histories of, and resistance to, capitalism and its intersections with empire, colonialism, and slavery, in SJCS 3811.2: Capitalism & Social Justice, a Winter 2021 course with Dr. Val Marie Johnson, Tues. & Thurs. 10-11:15am.
How are policing and regulation of the Other socially constructed in areas such as eugenics, prisons, and the profiling of Indigenous, Black, Muslim and racialized communities? Examine these issues in SJCS 3218.2: Racialization & Social Control, a Winter 2021 course with Dr. Benita Bunjun, Mondays 4-6:30pm.
Postponed until spring 2021
What: PRECARITY OF RACIALIZED STUDENTS' LABOUR
Who: Dr. Patricia Doyle-Bedwell, Dr. Yvonne Brown, and Ahrthyh Arumugam
What: Panel Discussion on Interrogating Whiteness
Who: Dr. Benita Bunjun, Dr. Vincent Simedoh, Patricia Doyle- Bedwell, Tonya Hoddinott, Brad Richards, and moderator Dr. Kevin Hewitt
When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 5:30-8:00 PM
What: Solidarity Teach-in
When: September 10, 2020, 2-4 PM
What: Solidarity Teach In For WET'SUWET'EN
Who: Department of Social Justice & Community Studies
When: February 13, 2020, 12:00 noon
Where: Saint Mary's University, Atrium
What: A discussion of local history, archival material
Who: Dr. Rachel Zellars, Dr. Lynn Jones
When: February 5, 2020, 6:30- 9:00 p.m.
Where: North Branch Memorial Library (Community Room)
2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
What: Public Panel: "Strategies for Dismantling Racial Fragility within Public Institutions"
Who: The Panelists:
- Ajay Parasram (Chair), Dalhousie University, International Development Studies and MacEachen Institute Fellow
- Cristina Rojas, Carleton University, Political Science
- Rachel Zellars, Saint Mary's University, Social Justice and Community Studies
- Gaynor Watson-Creed, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health
When: Monday January 27th, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Dalhousie Student Union, Council Chambers, 6136 University Ave, second floor
What: A discussion about what it means to create a space for peace and justice in a time of trouble
Who: Dr. Ashs Jeffers, Dr. Rachel Zellars, Dr. Tari Ajadi
When: Monday, January 20, 2020, 6:00- 8:00 p.m.
Where: DSU Council Chambers, Student Union Building, 2nd floor
6136 University avenue, Halifax, NS
What: Investigating White Women's Colonizing Care in Residential Schools and the Potential of Community Collaboration
Who: Dr. Val Marie Johnson
When: Friday, November 22, 2019, Noon-1:00 pm.
Where: Room 2016 McCain Building, Dal Housie University 6135 University
What: A Discussion of Distorted Descent: White Claims to Indigenous Identity
When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 12- 1pm
Where: Patrick Power Library, Library Classroom (LI 135)
What: Why Diversity, Decolonization and Intersectional Equity Matter in Canadian Universities
Who: Dr. Malinda Smith
When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:30- 8:30pm
Where: Burke Theatre B
Saint Mary's University, K'jipuktuk, Mi'kma'ki
What: Book Launch, Darryl's leroux's Distorted Descent
When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:30pm
Where: Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
(5440 Spring Garden Rd)
SJCS released its new Department Poster, centering the inspiring work of artist Bria Miller & our students.
What: Where are the Black female faculty?
When: Friday, March 29th, 2019. 2:00pm—3:30pm
Where: Atrium 101
Saint Mary’s University
What: International Students in the Universities
When: Saturday, March 16, 2019- 9:00 am.- 4:30 pm
Where: Dalhousie University, Marion McCain, Arts and Social Sciences Building (Auditorium)
What: Treaty TEACH- IN Mi'Kma'ki
When: Monday, March 11, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Where: Saint Mary's University Sobey Building, Scotiabank, Halifax, K'jipuktuk, Nova Scotia - Mi'kma'ki
When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Where: Saint Mary's University, Scotiabank Theatre (Sobey Building)
What: Film Screening about a group of black students who face racism in their high school
What: An exhibit of Nova Scotian and South African materials
When: February 4th-28th, 2019
Where: Patrick Power Library, 1st floor
Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie St., Halifax
When: Monday, October 29, 2018, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Where:Loyola Academic(LA) 186, Saint Mary's University
What: Film Screening about the People of Kattawapiskak River
When: Monday, November 5@ 7 p.m.
Where: Weldon Law Building, 204 6061 University Ave. Dalhousie University
What: Indigenous Land in Guatemala Event
What: Call For Abstracts
Deadline: Monday, February 17, 2020