International Women’s Day Public Lecture
El Jones – Poet, Educator, Journalist and Advocate
“The Powerful Politics of Poetry”
Wed Mar 6, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 1160, Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George St, University of Toronto
El Jones is a poet, educator, journalist and advocate. She was the fifth Poet Laureate of Halifax, and currently holds the 15th Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. El is a co-founder of the Black Power Hour, a radio show developed collectively with prisoners. Her advocacy and work fights anti-Black racism in Canada, walking in the path of our great-grandmothers who resisted relentlessly.
This space is accessible. ASL provided.
Sponsors: Women & Gender Studies Institute; Women and Gender Studies Student Union; New College, University of Toronto
Date: March 6th, 2019
Start Time: 6:00pm
End Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Room 1160, Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George St, University of Toronto