Documentary and Director’s Talk, Saturday, January 31, 2015 7pm


Join us to watch this documentary and hear from SJES alumna Producer and Director Lysanne Louter.



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8th Niagara Social Justice Forum, Saturday, January 31, 2015



Visit our website for detailed information about the 8th Annual Niagara Social Justice Forum!

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7th Niagara Social Justice Forum, January 25, 2014


Thank you to the organizers, participants, volunteers and presenters in 2014

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January 7, 2014 · 3:21 pm

Documentary and Director’s Talk, Saturday, January 25, 5pm


Come early for Moroccan music and a light vegan meal prepared and served by ARGANA, Association des femmes maroco-Canadiennes.


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They Were Promised the Sea, a Documentary by Kathy Wazana

They Were Promised the Sea, a Documentary by Kathy Wazana

Saturday, January 25, 5-7pm, Brock University, AS215
Free admission with Forum registration. Come for the full day, or just the film.
A light meal will be served before the film at 4:30pm.
A director’s talk by Kathy Wazana follows the documentary.

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December 10, 2013 · 5:53 pm

7th Niagara Social Justice Forum, 2014

Join us on Saturday, January 25, at Pond Inlet, Brock University, for a full day of activities exploring the theme:

Beyond Survival: Local and Global Activism in Times of Austerity

Schedule of the Day:

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Registration and coffee in Pond Inlet

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Opening Plenary, Phil Davis and the Ohnia:kara Singers (Pond Inlet)

10:30 – 11:50 a.m.  Session 1 – Concurrent Workshops (various locations in Plaza)

12 noon – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch and Social Justice Information Fair (Pond Inlet)

1:30 – 2:50 p.m. Session 2 – Concurrent Workshops (various locations in Plaza)

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Panel: “The Criminalization of Dissent” (Pond Inlet)

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Conversation break with Moroccan food and music (AS215)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Documentary, They Were Promised the Sea, and Q & A with Director, Kathy Wazana (AS215)

The Forum is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Free parking, light vegan meals and childcare are provided with registration, which opens in early January.

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Thanks to sponsors, volunteers, workshop leaders, musicians, artists, organizers and participants in 2013 Niagara Social Justice Forum

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!

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