The Angela Davis Building Belonging Gathering

This rescheduled event provides the opportunity for the campus community to respond to Angela Davis’ astounding forum.
Campus leaders will guide us through reflecting and expanding upon legendary U.S. civil rights leader’s forum talk: Angela Davis, and the audience members who asked questions, gave us a great deal to reflect upon and discuss with one another.

The gathering takes the shape of a conversation circle; one desired outcome is that leaders and participants will co-create action items, and apply these to our campus context.

Faculty, students, and staff are warmly invited to engage in this work together. 

Campus Leaders

Quenta Adams

Quenta Adams is a Student Affairs professional with close to two decades of experience. she holds an undergraduate degree from Dalhousie and a Masters degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. Her current work focuses is on access and inclusion for under-represented student populations at Dalhousie. Quenta is a member of Dalhousie’s 5.2 Steering Committee, is a member of Dalhousie’s Indigenous Strategy Steering Committee and was also a contributor to the university’s Belong Report. A first-generation student, Quenta identifies as African Nova Scotian.

Chike Jeffers

Chike Jeffers is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University. He specializes in Africana philosophy and philosophy of race, with broad interests in social and political philosophy and ethics. He is the editor of Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy (2013). He is currently working on a book on W.E.B. Du Bois as a philosopher.

Michelle Patrick

Michelle Patrick’s work at Dalhousie has been grounded in inclusion and equity as the Program Manager of PLANS - Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians, is the Associate Director, Recruitment until June 2019.  As an alumnus of Dalhousie's graduate program in health promotion, working towards the inclusion of African Nova Scotians in the health field is important to Michelle and for the African Nova Scotian community.  In addition to facilitating conversations across campus on diversity and inclusion, Michelle is co-chair of the Dalhousie Black Faculty & Staff Caucus, board member of the Health Association of African Canadians, and co-chair of the Chebucto West Community Health Board.


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