On Thursday, March 4th, the Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University, is hosting a discussion panel on Black Lives Matter! Racial Justice Activists on Women, Gender and Feminism.

This event is one of two being hosted by the Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies in the lead up to International Women’s Day on March 8th. The other will feature a discussion panel on Indigenous Land & Water Protectors on Women, Gender & Feminism [learn more].

WHEN: 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 4th, 2021

WHERE: The event will be broadcast live on Microsoft Teams. Advance registration is required (a link to join the event will be emailed to registrants); anyone interested in attending can register on Eventbrite.

WHO: The Nancy’s Chair at MSVU, Janet Conway, will be joined by moderator El Jones, spoken word poet, journalist, community activist and instructor at the University of King’s College, and guest speakers:
– Angela Bowden, TEDx speaker, author, activist, writer and speaker
– Damini Awoyiga, activist, writer, spoken word poet, art illustrator and the Junior artist in residence for Wellness Within and Youth Ambassador for Digitally Lit
– Dr. Lynn Jones, African Nova Scotian leader and activist
– Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, James R Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Faculty of Medicine, and Associate Professor, Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie University

About the Nancy’s Chair

The Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies (Nancy’s Chair) was established at Mount Saint Vincent University in the mid-1980s. Endowed by well-known Toronto-based feminist and philanthropist Nancy Ruth, the Chair raises awareness of women’s issues by bringing to campus distinguished scholars in women’s studies and activists who have contributed to the advancement of women.

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