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Black History Month at the UNB Art Centre - poetry reading - lecture by Dr Afua Cooper-FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Feb 16, 2018

Category: News and Notices

Dr. Afua Cooper will give a poetry reading in the UNB Art Centre, Memorial Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 12 p.m.

Later that day, at 7 p.m., Dr. Cooper will give a lecture entitled, "Slavery and the Construction of Black People as Property: The Legacy."  This is the Department of History’s 2nd Annual Black History Month Lecture. *Please note that this lecture will be held at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick located at 23 Dineen Drive on the UNB Fredericton campus

Dr. Cooper is currently the James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, is Associate Professor of Sociology and History at Dalhousie University, and the founder of the Black Canadian Studies Association.  Dr. Cooper’s research explores the period of enslavement and emancipation in 18th and 19th century Canada. She is an acclaimed poet, and co-founder of the Dub Poets Collective.  She was named as one of the 25 women who are shaping the world by Essence Magazine.

The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall.  The galleries are open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., weekdays and for special events. Admission is free to members of the public. Everyone welcome!

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