Community Weekend

AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN STRATEGY ADVISORY COUNCIL COMMUNITY WEEKEND

●     Saturday, May 28, 2022, 10am to 3pm

        ○     Mona Campbell Building, 1459 Lemarchant Street, Dalhousie University

●     Sunday, May 29, 2022, 10:30am to 12pm

        ○     EBC: The Meeting Place, 633 Pockwock Rd, Upper Hammonds Plains

SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2022: ON-CAMPUS DAY

Are you a member of the African Nova Scotian community, and interested in learning more about Access & Preparation for Post-Secondary Programs at Dal and beyond OR Career & Professional Development Pathways?  If so, join us on Saturday, May 28th for a day of celebration, learning and community!

Dal’s African Nova Scotian Strategy Advisory Council is co-hosting an oncampus day for members of the African Nova Scotian community, in partnership with the Faculty of Open Learning & Career Development. The theme of the Community Weekend is Lifelong Learning. The Strategy Advisory Council wants to celebrate the history of African Nova Scotians championing education within the community, despite historical and continued systemic barriers to access.

The morning will begin with refreshments, drumming and a warm welcome from members of the Strategy Advisory Council and the broader Dal community. Strategy Advisory Council member, Registered Social Worker and Sociologist Robert Wright will open the day with reflections on the weekend theme of Lifelong Learning, and what that means as educational institutions begin to shift their approach to engaging with members of the African Nova Scotian community. Attendees can then take part in a 1-hour session on Access & Preparation for Post-Secondary Programs at Dal and beyond, OR a Career & Professional Development Pathways session.

All guests are welcome to enjoy lunch, and then join a follow-up 1-hour session to the conversation they took part in before lunch. We will then close the day at 2pm with a spoken word presentation from published author Guyleigh Johnson, a thank you to everyone who attended and a few great giveaways.

There is no fee to attend. We encourage you to bring a family member, mentee or friend along with you for the day. We aim to provide attendees with more information about programs and resources available at Dal, and also useful tools to help navigate individual academic and professional journeys.

Register for the event online at  https://forms.office.com/r/8j3acveJcv

 

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022: SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICE AT EBC: The MEETing Place

Join us at Emmanuel Baptist Church: The MEETing Place, located in Upper Hammonds Plains, for a special Sunday service that will build on our weekend theme of Lifelong Learning. We know that churches in African Nova Scotian communities have played important roles in supporting and encouraging lifelong learning among community members.

During this service, we will highlight some of the great work being done to continue supporting students at all stages of their educational journey.