Our October 19, 2019 at the WISH Centre, Chatham focused on project themes of history, memory, and social justice in the present.

Social Justice in Chatham’s History, Memory, and Contemporary Practice

Keynote Speaker: Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard  (click here for Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard’s biography)

Download the conference poster.

The project conference shifts the research beyond the frame of historical analysis to consider why History matters now. We will address the SSHRC future challenge question: “What knowledge will Canada need to thrive in an interconnected, evolving global landscape?”  The conference seeks to examines ways that “global events play out in local spaces,” and offers a sharply focused insight on the ways in which “increased understanding of Canada’s model of a diverse society” can have a meaningful impact at the level of community.