HOLD THE DATE: 2018 Niagara Social Justice Forum

NSJF Fourth DraftInvitation to Organize Activities

for Niagara Social Justice Forum 2018

Do you want to connect with student, activist or community groups committed to social justice?

Do you have a great idea for a workshop, performance, exhibit or other activity?

We want to hear from you!

Concept:

Hosted by the Social Justice and Equity Studies Graduate Program at Brock University, the Niagara Social Justice Forum is a day-long program of activities including concurrent workshops, performances, exhibits and information tables. This event typically attracts over 150 people from both campus and the community and explores a wide range of issues. Activities are proposed and organized through an open call to campus and community-based individuals and groups committed to social justice.

Goals:

The main goal of this event is to build relationships between student groups, researchers, activists and community organizations working on issues of social justice, difference and diversity. The purpose of this “Call” is to invite those with an activist orientation (broadly defined) to submit a proposal to host a workshop, performance, exhibit or information table. We encourage all types of workshops including those that involve art, music, drama or other experiential, embodied modes of interaction.

Proposals:

· Using the form provided, send a title and brief description of the proposed activity.

· Make clear its relevance to social justice.

· Articulate goals of the activity and intended audience:

· Explain how your activity will prepare participants to take next steps.

· Identify who is proposing and will organize the activity. Include contact information.

Those proposing activities are responsible for mobilizing the necessary resources to mount the activity. Forum organizers will host the event, provide a delicious lunch, coordinate space and technological support, provide free childcare, and promote the Forum’s activities. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, to submit proposals or book an table for the lunchtime information fair, please reply to Mary Breunig, Graduate Program Director, Social Justice and Equity Studies: NSJF@brocku.ca

Deadline for proposals: Friday, November 10th, 2017.

Event date for the 2018 Forum: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.

 

* Please circulate this invitation within your networks.

 

 

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November 5, 2017 · 8:41 pm

Proposal Form

Proposal to Organize Activity for

10th Anniversary Niagara Social Justice Forum

 

Event Date: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

 

Due Date for Proposal: Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 5 pm

Send completed proposal to: NSJF@brocku.ca

1. Proposed title:
2. Type of activity (check all that apply or propose something else)
☐ 90-minute workshop (concurrent with other workshops)
☐ Musical or dramatic performance
☐ Art exhibit or activity
☐ Display table at lunchtime Information Fair (all attendees will be present)
☐ Other (specify):
3. Brief description of the proposed activity, including possible collaborators:
4. Relevance to social justice:
5. Goals of the activity and intended audience:
6. How might the activity prepare participants to take next steps?
7. Organizers’ contact information:
Name(s):
Organization (if relevant):
Email:
Phone:

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November 5, 2017 · 8:43 pm

Registration for the Niagara Social Justice Forum Now Open!

Hello all,

Hope this blog post finds you well and warm.

Registration for the 9th Annual Niagara Social Justice Forum is open, please follow the link below to register:

http://brocku.ca/social-sciences/departments-and-centres/social-justice-and-equity-studies/niagara-social-justice-forum

You can also find the entire schedule for the full day of sessions on that website or on the previous blog posts below.

Wishing you all well and hoping to see you at the Forum! ^_^

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The Schedule for the Niagara Social Justice Forum

Please click on the link below to view and/or download a pdf of the schedule of the 9th Annual Niagara Social Justice Forum.

NSJF_Schedule_2016

Hope to see you all there for what will be a challenging yet inspiring day of building solidarities across social justice activisms.

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New Poster for 9th Annual NSJF!

The new poster for 9th annual Niagara Social Justice Forum is here!

NSJFfinalPNG

Original Watercolour Painting and Poster Design by Current SJES Student Karolina Walczyk.

 

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9th Annual Niagara Social Justice Forum – February 6th, 2016

Hello and Welcome!

We are very pleased to announce that the 9th Niagara Annual Social Justice Forum will be taking place at Brock University on February 6th, 2016!

Hosted by the Social Justice and Equity Studies (SJES) Graduate Program and the Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) at Brock University, the 9th Niagara Social Justice Forum (NSJF) will include a day-long program of concurrent activities, such as workshops, performances, exhibits and information tables in a fair-like atmosphere. This event typically attracts over 150 people from the surrounding communities and explores a wide range of issues. The main goal of the NSJF is to build relationships between student groups, researchers, activists and community organizations working on issues of social justice, difference and diversity.

The theme for the 9th Annual Social Justice Forum is Building Solidarities, a timely theme to think on in the present moment of connectivity and relationality.

We are also very pleased to announce that there will be a showing of Guswenta: Renewing the Two Row Wampum accompanied by a panel presentation on the evening of February 6th, 2016 at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre (Brock University).

The film, Guswenta, documents a three week canoe trip down the Hudson River organized by the Onondaga Nation and Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation in the summer of 2013, to NYC, where the team participated in the United Nations International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples. The campaign fostered Indigenous leadership for environmental clean-up and preservation.

A panel presentation following the film screening will include members of that original Two Row Renewal trip. Inspired by their transformational experience, they are now involved in organizing the Two Row on the Grand canoe trip (July 2-10, 2016).

Please view the trailer for Guswenta: Renewing the Two Row Wampum below.

 

Also please check back here for workshop, performance and exhibit descriptions and updates, among other relevant NSJF news.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the 9th Annual Social Justice Forum on February 6th, 2016!!!

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Getting Your Message Out: How to Effectively Engage with Media

Many thanks to MJ Deschamps and Carissa Taylor, who presented at the NSJF 2015 and have agreed to share their presentation.

Click here to access the presentation.

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