Category Archives: Niagara Social Justice Forum
With the 10th year of the Niagara Social Justice Forum quickly approaching we wanted to share with you that in the evening on February 3rd there will be a performance of Eve Ensler’s critically acclaimed work The Vagina Monologues, at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre.
As mandated by Eve, all productions of The Vagina Monologues must be done in collaboration with a community run women’s shelter. This show will benefit the work of Gillian’s Place in St Catharines, with all proceeds being donated to the organization.
The doors open at 6:30PM, the show is at 7:30PM, and the building is directly across from the Marylin I Walker school. You can purchase tickets here for $55 and students have the option to use the code “VMSTUDENT” to adjust the price to $35.
Many of us will be having dinner together downtown and then attending this show, so please feel free to purchase your tickets and join us for a continued evening of community engagement and socializing!
Happy new year, wishing you all love & light!
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:
Organization (if relevant):
Invitation 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!
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.
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.
· 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.
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:
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! ^_^
Please click on the link below to view and/or download a pdf of the schedule of the 9th Annual Niagara Social Justice Forum.
Hope to see you all there for what will be a challenging yet inspiring day of building solidarities across social justice activisms.
The new poster for 9th annual Niagara Social Justice Forum is here!
Original Watercolour Painting and Poster Design by Current SJES Student Karolina Walczyk.