The Social Justice and Equity Studies program wishes to thank the following offices and departments for co-sponsoring the 2013 Forum: the Council for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS); Deans of the Faculties of Applied Health Sciences, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences; the Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA); the Provost and VP Academic, Dr. Murray Knutilla; the Departments of Sociology, and Child and Youth Studies; the Women’s and Gender Studies Program; the Student Justice Centre; the Centre for Faith and Life; OPIRG-Brock; African Heritage Month; and the Service-Learning Resource Centre. Thanks also to the Aboriginal Education Council.
Special thanks to Philip Davis and the Ohnia:Kara Singers and to the leaders of the round dance who opened the Forum. Thanks to those who taught us at the Idle No More Teach-in.
Many thanks to those who made possible our last minute relocation from Pond Inlet to Isaacs. You saved the day!
To the many workshop leaders, musicians and artists, and to those who staffed information tables, thanks for sharing, engaging us and leading us to new insights. It was for your offerings that we came!
Many volunteers, mostly Brock students, welcomed and helped navigate participants around the campus. Thanks for all of your help.
Thanks to Richard Fung for your fascinating film and discussion, and to the Caribbean Eatery (134 Lake St., St. Catharines) for providing the delicious vegan roti during the film.
Thanks to all participants for making this a day for learning and for supporting activist movements in the Niagara region.
Finally, thanks to the 2013 organizing committee for setting the vision, making the decisions, and doing the work to make this day happen so creatively and successfully!