Online event hosted on Zoom by the Library Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM In 1834, the British government passed the Emancipation Act which gave legal freedom to hundreds of thousands of enslaved Africans throughout the British Empire, including Canada. This Act was not entirely a result of British beneficence. It was also … Continue reading Emancipation and Liberation: Where do we go from here?
Dr. Afua Cooper wins the 2021 J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award! The winners of the Atlantic Book Awards were announced on Friday, May 13th at a virtual ceremony. The Atlantic Poetry Prize was established in 1998 through the combined efforts of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, poets, publishers, and post-secondary institutions, who raised … Continue reading 2021 J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award goes to Afua Cooper
Since my time as a graduate student to my present appointment as professor at Dalhousie University, I have been involved with championing and developing Black studies in universities and beyond. Previously, within Canadian universities, not many scholars who work in creating knowledge about Black people called it Black studies. For many, “Black studies” was something … Continue reading My 30‑year effort to bring Black studies to Canadian universities is still an upward battle
On March 10th, 2021 at 6:00 pm, Dr. Afua Cooper presented a lecture, Chloe Cooley: Enslavement in Ontario, Settler Colonialism, Objectification, and Resistance at the Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto in honour of the International Women’s Day.
February 25, 2021 | 3:00 PM AST (1:00 PM MST)… A Conversation with Afua Cooper at Simon Fraser University’s President’s Dream Colloquium.Celebrating Black History Month, join us for a poetry reading and conversation with Dr. Afua Cooper as the first instalment in the President’s Dream Colloquium for Spring 2021 – From Conversations to Action: Creating … Continue reading Black History Month Events with Dr. Afua Cooper
December 9th, 2020 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM AST Join poet and 2020 Portia White Award winner, Afua Cooper in conversation with poet and author, Brandon Wint.
Departments of History and Sociology & Social Anthropology Staff/Postgraduate Seminar Series: Dr. Afua Cooper“18th Century Deportees and the Quest for Autonomy: The Jamaican Maroons in Nova Scotia”October 15, 2020 at 4:00 PMZoom Meeting ID: 925 3626 0927 | Passcode: 738913
Dr. Afua Cooper, professor and coordinator for #DalhousieU‘s Black and African Diaspora Studies, provides a brief introduction to the program for prospective and incoming students. Watch Dr. Cooper’s program introduction and download the program flyer for more information…
Protests are sweeping across the United States due to the public murder of African American George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Cities have risen up in response. The federal government and US states and municipalities have responded with tremendous use of force to shut down demonstrations and silence protestors thereby, denying them their First Amendment rights. … Continue reading Canada, COVID, and Police Brutality: The Experience of the Black Community
On February 20, 2020, the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia and the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute invite you to join them in recognizing and celebrating the work of Afua Cooper through her poetry and performances by contemporary spoken word artists. Click to see the poster for more information…