Lord Dalhousie Report on Slavery


On Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/94606250636

Join us for the first instalment of the 2020-2021 “Slavery and the Law” series, with a lecture by Professor Afua Cooper (Dalhousie) in a plenary class of the LAWG 220 Property / Les biens courses.

About the speaker

A faculty member of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of Dalhousie University, Professor Afua Cooper is the Chair of the Scholarly Panel on Lord Dalhousie's Relationship to Race and Slavery and co-author of the Report. She is also the former James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies.

Her research interests are African Canadian studies, with specific regard to the period of enslavement and emancipation in 18th and 19th century Canada and the Black Atlantic; African-Nova Scotian history; political consciousness; community building and culture; slavery’s aftermath; Black youth studies.

Dr. Cooper founded the Black Canadian Studies Association, which she currently chairs. She recently wrote and performed: "15 Ships to Sierra Leone" Black Halifax: Stories from Here.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory of McGill University.

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