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Empowering Local Identities: Social cohesion in a fragmented province Hope Restored: A Symposium

Author: Joanna Everitt

Posted on May 6, 2019

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The symposium, a collaboration of UNB Urban & Community Studies Institute, Ampersand Collaborations Perluète, and Dialogue NB will be held on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. - midnight, each day.

A luncheon will be held on May 10, from 12 - 2 p.m., at Beaverbrook House at 127 Carleton Street.

New Brunswick has long been and remains one of Canada’s most rural provinces; almost half of the province’s population lives in unincorporated areas. This fragmentation of local demographic and political landscape creates a specific set of challenges and opportunities for dialogue.

New Brunswickers can express a fierce desire to preserve and protect specific identities - often at the cost of local empowerment.

How do our representations of rurality and urbanity shape our identities? How are urban and rural areas distinct and to what extent are they intertwined? What do these identities represent to New Brunswickers? How can we engage traditionally underrepresented populations and make their voices heard?

This forum co-sponsored with UNB’s Urban & Community Studies Institute invites New Brunswickers to reflect on identities, power, and social cohesion from a local and territorial stand point. Come share your thoughts and be part of the conversation! 

Registration open after April 10th; connect with for information and updates.

Stephany Peterson
Curator, Hope Restored : A Symposium

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