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Queen's Policy Talks Lecture - Next steps in the Black Lives Matter movement: the future of activism - EL JONES

When:
Friday, March 12, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where:
ONLINE - ZOOM
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Next steps in the Black Lives Matter movement: the future of activism

Friday March 12, 2021  12:00 PM

Speaker:
El Jones, Faculty, University of King's College, Halifax; Spoken word poet, journalist and community activist

El Jones is a spoken word poet, an educator, journalist, and community activist living in African Nova Scotia. She was the fifth Poet Laureate of Halifax. In 2016, El was a recipient of the Burnley "Rocky" Jones human rights award for her community work and work in prison justice. She is a co-founder of the Black Power Hour, a live radio show with incarcerated people on CKDU that creates space for people inside to share their creative work and discuss contemporary social and political issues. El was appointed the Nancy's Chair of Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University for the 2017-2019 term. She is a winner of two Atlantic Journalism gold awards in 2018 and 2019. Her book of spoken word poetry, Live from the Afrikan Resistance! was published by Roseway Press in 2014. El would like to pay tribute to the many nameless and unrecognized women whose work makes it possible for her to be here today.

FREE EVENT but registration is required.

Contact:
Chris Cornish
sps.comms@queensu.ca
Cost:
FREE
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