Category Archives: Social Justice

NSJF Invitation to Organize: 2013

Invitation to Organize Activities
Niagara Social Justice Forum 2013 – Our Own Backyard: A Local/Global Mash-up

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 6th Niagara Social Justice Forum will include a day-long program of concurrent activities, including workshops, performances, exhibits and information tables in a fair-like atmosphere. This event typically attractsover 150 people from both campus and the community and explores a wide range of issues. All events are proposed and organized through an open call to people and groups on campus and in the community committed to social justice.

Goals:
The main goal of this event is to build relationships between student groups, activists and community organizations working on social justice issues in the Niagara region.

The purpose of this ‘Call’ is to invite individuals and groups with a strong activist orientation to submit a proposal to host a workshop, performance, exhibit or information table. The themes of proposed activities should havestrong local relevance. We encourage participatory activities that may involve art, music, drama or other experiential, embodied modes of interaction.

Proposals:
·    In one page or less, provide a title and brief description of the proposed activity, such as a workshop, performance, information table, poster, art exhibit.
·    Make clear its relevance to the event.
·    Suggest what groups might participate.
·    Identify who is proposing and will organize the activity. Include contact information.

We will accommodate as many proposals as possible, while aiming for a diversity of issues and kinds of activities. Those proposing activities are responsible for mobilizing the necessary resources to mount the activity. Forum organizers will co-ordinate the event, provide food, space, childcare, and technological support, as well as outreach and promotion of the Forum’s activities. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, to submit proposals or book information tables, contact Ellyse Winter, ewinter2@brocku.ca,

Deadline for proposals: Monday, November 5.

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EVENT: Indigenous Perspectives on the War of 1812

INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES ON THE WAR OF 1812
Alternative Histories and Artistic Representations

Panelists:
Alan Corbiere, Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, Shelly Niro, artist, and curator Carol Jacobs, Brock University Elder in residence

Moderated by Renée Bedard, Tecumseh Centre

PLUS the exhibit:
Four Artists from Six Nations, paintings & photographs by Haudenosaunee artists

Friday, March 23rd, 3 – 5 pm | Niagara Artists Centre | 354 St. Paul Street | http://www.nac.org/home.html

This event is organized by the Social Justice and Equity Studies Program at Brock University in place of the Niagara Social Justice Forum for 2012. We hope you can join us.

Sponsors: Social Justice and Equity Studies MA, History Department, Aboriginal Education Council, Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, Aboriginal Student Services, Women’s and Gender Studies, Brock University, and the Niagara Artists Centre

Questions? Contact Professor Margot Francis: mfrancis@brocku.ca

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