nsjf 2011: Schedule

Niagara Social Justice Forum 2011
Saturday, April 9th
9 am – 5pm
Pond Inlet, Brock University
Price: FREE. Lunch Provided

Evening Event: Screening of “Reel Injun”
onefortyfive Gallery – 145 King Street, Downtown St. Catharines
6:30pm, FREE


8:45am: DOORS OPEN. Coffee Available
9: Welcome and Opening Remarks (Pond Inlet)

9:30-10:30: SESSION 1
Workshop 1a: Protecting Brock’s Niagara Escarpment
Workshop 1b: Developing a People’s Assembly on Climate Justice for Niagara
Workshop 1c: Disability Accessibility, Cultural Sensitivity and Audisum
Workshop 1d: Social Media: Your Movement Needs You!

10:30-10:45: Coffee Break (Pond Inlet)

10:45-11:45: SESSION 2
Workshop 2a: No One Is Illegal-Toronto
Workshop 2b: Youth Homelessness: The Invisible Population
Workshop 2c: Health Care Service Issues in Niagara
Workshop 2d: Animal Rights on Film

11:45-12:30: “Protecting the Escarpment” Walks

12:30-1:30 Lunch (Pond Inlet)

1:30-2:30: SESSION 3
Workshop 3a: Back to the Source: The Right to Water Access
Workshop 3b: Resisting Orders, Crossing Borders
Workshop 3c: Migrant Workers
Workshop 3d: The Problematic yet Promising Relationship Between Faith and Social Justice
Workshop 3e: Aboriginal Diabetes: Hip Hop & The Empowering Voice of Aboriginal Youth

2:30-3:00 Coffee Break (Pond Inlet)

3:00-4:00: SESSION 4
Workshop 4a: Vagina Monologues Performance
Workshop 4b: The Global and Local Relevance of Sport and Physical Education
Workshop 4c: Unveiling the Veil
Workshop 4d: Are We Heading Towards the Futuristic Vision of Gender and Race?: Fluidity of Gender and Race in Science Fiction Films
Workshop 4e: The Bad Trip: Niagara Threatened by Motorway Madness

4:00-4:45pm: Performance by WomEnchant (Pond Inlet)

We will be having an ART SPACE upstairs in Pond Inlet from 9am – 4pm. There will be exhibitions and opportunities to explore your creative side in the spirit of Social Justice. No artistic experience necessary!

ART SPACE will feature: a visual project by tina hjorngaard about homelessness in Toronto, an exhibition curated by SJES 5P70 student, Ian Purdy, entitled “Art to Help Save Pigs” and a series of photographs by LGBTQ youth as part of the 2010 OUTwords Arts and Leadership program facilitated by The People Project.

There will also be INFO TABLES set up in Pond Inlet from 9-4pm.

NOTE: The NSJF 2011 will be providing FREE childcare and ASL interpretation. To reserve your spot and/or inform us of ASL interpretation please email socialjustice.nf@gmail.com by Friday, April 1st, 2011.

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*Pond Inlet is located in “J” block of the MacKenzie Chown Complex which is directly north of the Zone 1/Lot A parking lot


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