BLACK LIFE, BLACK LIBERATION AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS - 10th Annual Dr. Agnes Calliste African Heritage Lecture (ANTIGONISH)

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Thursday, 6 February, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Schwartz Auditorium; St. Francis Xavier University; Antigonish NS
Organized By: St.F.X. Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology is excited to announce that Robyn Maynard will deliver the 10th annual Dr. Agnes Calliste African Heritage Lecture. The lecture titled, “Black Life, Black Liberation and the Climate Crisis” will be delivered on Thursday, February 6th at 7pm in Schwartz Auditorium, St.F.X. University, Antigonish.

Robyn Maynard is the award winning and best-selling author of Policing Black

Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present (Fernwood 2017) and a Vanier scholar at the University of Toronto.

The lecture is free of charge and open to everyone. The lecture will include the Black Leaders Awards. Kelsey Jones will provide opening remarks and Dr.

Ornella Nzindukiyimana with introduce the lecture. The lecture will be recorded, and followed by a brief reception.

The lecture is organized by the Department of Sociology in honour of the legacy of Dr. Agnes Calliste. As noted in the Canadian Sociological Association's 'In Memoriam' following her death Fall 2018: “[Dr.

Calliste's] scholarship focused on the complex interrelation of work, race, ethnicity and gender in Canada. Her ground-breaking research with African-Canadian railway porters and Caribbean-Canadian nurses explored previously unexamined dimensions of our social history. Dr. Calliste studied not only the institutionalized oppression of such communities, but also their organized resistance.”


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