Rocky Jones and Canada’s Black Revolution

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
CIGI Auditorium

In acknowledgement of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism; Dr. James Walker will address the community on Burnley "Rocky" Jones' contributions to human rights and race relations in Canada.

Dr. Walker is a Professor of History at the University of Waterloo, is a member of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has been honoured by the Ontario Black History Society as a pioneer in researching and teaching African-Canadian History.

Burnley "Rocky" Jones was an African-Nova Scotian and an internationally known political activist in the areas of human rights, race and poverty. "Rocky" gained prominence as a member of the Students Union for Peace Action (SUPA) and as a lawyer.

Following Dr. Walker's address, a panel discussion will be held on race in Canada.

 

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