Date: February 6, 2018 12:00pm
Location: Library Student Lounge
Paul Strome is a retired teacher and a David Suzuki Foundation Ambassador in Cape Breton for the Blue Dot Movement – a grassroots movement that is raising awareness of health, well-being, and a healthy environment for Canadians. In his talk, he emphasized each person's right to breathe fresh, clean air; drink clean water; eat safe food; and have a say in any decisions that affect our health and well-being.
Dr. Terry Gibbs, Associate Professor, Political Science
Communities & Connections, School of Arts and Social Sciences, and Garry Dennis, CBU Library Ambassador with Paul Strome.
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The event was part of the series, Compassionate Communities or Living as if we Give a Damn, organized by The Sustainability Project and co-sponsored by New Dawn, the CBU Community Garden Project, the Animal Ethics Project, the Cooperative Study Club and CBU's Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the Shannon School of Business, the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the CBU Library.
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Date: February 5, 2018 12:00pm
Dr. Clint Bruce is an Assistant Professor of Human Sciences at University St. Anne and Canada Research Chair in Acadian and Transnational Studies, and has recently been appointed Associate Researcher at the LR Wilson Institute of Canadian History at McMaster University for a three-year term.
Dr. Clint Bruce discusses African American resistance prior to the Civil War.
In celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Clint Bruce conducted a presentation at CBU Library that examined the relationship between Cadians (Cajuns) and Africans in Louisiana through a tragic incident in 1858: the murder of a planter of Acadian descent, Constant Melançon. Melançon was killed by his slave and childhood friend, Toussaint. While retracing the history of the Melançon family, deported from Grand Pré in 1755, Dr. Bruce highlighted the resistance practices developed by blacks held in slavery by the Acadians of Louisiana, as well as the overall culture of resistance in African American society. A lively discussion of race relations followed.
This talk was jointly sponsored by the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the CBU Library.