Source: Emma Smith, Robyn Simon for CBC News · Posted: Dec 31, 2019 1:40 PM AT | Last Updated: December 31, 2019 When Pamela Bailey took a DNA test in 2017 she was shocked by how far the branches of her family tree reached. The Texas-based author and artist has ancestors from South Carolina who were … Continue reading Texas woman whose family was separated by slavery traces roots to N.S.
Dal’s community connections, front-and-centre during the university’s 200th anniversary celebrations in 2018, were every bit as prominent this past year. Dalhousie marked 40 years of Dalplex as a community recreation destination, and 20 years of Let’s Talk Science’s continuing educational outreach. The launch of the Emera ideaHUB on Sexton Campus represented an exciting new era … Continue reading Our Community, Our Legacy: 2019 DAL YEAR IN REVIEW
The Halifax Poet Laureate, Afua Cooper, reads poetry at the Halifax Explosion commemoration. On Dec. 6, 1917, the munitions ship Mont-Blanc caught fire and exploded in Halifax Harbour after colliding with the Norwegian vessel Imo, a ship carrying war relief supplies. The blast flattened large areas in the northern section of Halifax, Dartmouth and the … Continue reading Hundreds mark 102nd anniversary of Halifax Explosion
Supported by Arts Nova Scotia and in partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality and Halifax Public Libraries, the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is bringing Poetry in Motion to the city of Halifax. A public poetry art project, Poetry in Motion features short poems and excerpts from longer poems on transit ads in buses; … Continue reading Poetry-In-Motion Celebration! Get on the bus…
A colloquium for the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) will be hosted by Centre for Sound Communities, Cape Breton University, October 6-12, 2019. This colloquium follows the theme “Songs and Stories of Migration and Encounter.” 18 international scholars are invited to share their research on this theme and to create dialogue among specialists from … Continue reading Songs and Stories: ICTM Colloquium Public Lecture
According to the national poll, First Nations people and African-Canadians are among those likely to be targets of racism, but 59 per cent of respondents viewed Muslims as the most likely targets. Afua Cooper, a sociology professor at Dalhousie University and a Muslim woman, says this is concerning. “My alert level is quite high with … Continue reading Halifax residents react to Ipsos poll on racism
Halifax’s Poet Laureate, Dr. Afua Cooper, reflects on the meaning of poetry in her life, her love of libraries, and staying inspired. Read the full blog post at Halifax Public Libraries – Halifax Blogs. What I love about libraries Libraries gave me wings to fly. As a young child, I would lose myself in books … Continue reading What I love about libraries..
Halifax Public Libraries guest blog by Halifax’s Poet Laureate, Dr. Afua Cooper (April 30, 2019) Poetry that inspires me In elementary school in Jamaica, my teachers introduced my classmates and I to Caribbean poets. What a gift! We read such poets as Claude McKay, Louise Bennet, and Nicolas Guillen in translation. Claude McKay wrote some … Continue reading Poetry Can Heal The World
Halifax’s Poet Laureate, Afua Cooper shares her aspirations for the role of poet laureate and discusses her poetic interests with fellow poet, Sue Goyette at the Halifax Central Library on January 24th, 2019. Dr. Afua Cooper, cross-appointed to the Departments of History and Sociology & Social Anthropology and the most recent James R. Johnston Chair … Continue reading POET LAUREATE READING – January 24th @ Halifax Central Library
2017’s Black History Month, Historica Canada was proud to host a special evening of storytelling and music in celebration of Canadian Black History: Black Canadian Trailblazers – Then and Now. To ring in Canada’s sesquicentennial year, we celebrated the achievements of historical and contemporary Black Canadians who have made significant contributions to Canada. Some of … Continue reading An Evening Honouring Black Canadian Trailblazers