Women’s and Gender Studies presents Words and Actions: A night of poetic resistance with El Jones
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Odette Building, Room 123
All are welcome (refreshments provided)
El Jones is a poet, professor and activist currently at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax where, in 2017, she was named the 15th Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies. Her work focuses on social justice issues such as feminism, prison abolition, anti-racism, and decolonization. Since 2016, she has co-hosted a radio show called Black Power Hour on CKDU-FM, an educational program which provides information on Black history and culture aimed at incarcerated people. Listeners from prisons call in to rap and read poetry that they have written, providing a voice to people who rarely get a wide audience. Her book, Live From the Afrikan Resistance! published in 2014 by Roseway, an inprint of Fernwood Publishing, is a collection of poems about resisting white colonialism.