The 2020-21 Shaar Shalom Lecture: A Conversation with The BlackNorth Initiative

As we commemorate African Heritage Month, join us as Wes Hall and Dahabo Ahmed Omer of The BlackNorth Initiative discuss the historical context and cultural impact of systemic anti-Black racism in Canada, consider the influence of the Black Lives Matter movement, and share data showcasing evidence of anti-Black racism. Leave this virtual event with knowledge and actions you can take to become an active ally, create real change in your community, and help end anti-Black systemic racism.

Attendees are invited to participate in the discussion by posting questions and comments during the live event.

Please register for free to receive event reminders and details on how to join the event. Although we hope you can watch live, you will also be provided access to a video recording following the event.

​The Shaar Shalom Lecture at Dalhousie University is a significant annual lecture made possible through the generosity of the Shaar Shalom Synagogue of Halifax. The Shaar Shalom's unique partnership with Dalhousie University seeks to explore the broad themes of tolerance, multiculturalism, diversity, and difference in contemporary society, and demonstrates our shared interest in bringing in-depth discussion of these themes to wider civil society.


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Janet Dyson, Alumni and Donor Relations Officer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences