“People of African Descent: Recognition, Empowerment and Equity” Conference


Behnaz Mirzai (Associate Professor, Department of History, Brock University)


Jack Lightstone (President and Vice-Chancellor, Brock University)


Douglas Kneale (Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Brock University)


Mark Spencer (Chair, Department of History, Brock University)


Opening remarks

Brian McMullan (Mayor of St. Catharines)


Plenary round-tableĀ 

Ali Moussa-Iye (History and Memory for Dialogue Section, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris)


Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados; and Vice President of the UNESCO Slave Route Project)


The conference was sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, McMaster University and Brock University.