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posted by media@pier21.ca in on Dec 16, 2010 - View profile


African History Month Lecture

Thursday February 17 2011

Venue: Pier 21
Address: 1055 Marginal Road
Cost: FREE

The Caribbean Connection: Canadian Immigration Policy, Caribbean Immigration, and Consequences for Nova Scotia,

Presented by Dr. James W. St. G. Walker
Thursday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.

Pier 21 Canada’s Immigration Museum

Andrea and Charles Bronfman In-Transit Theatre



Dr. James W. St. G. Walker teaches African and Black North American history at the University of Waterloo. In 2003 he was awarded the Bora Laskin Fellowship. Among his publications are The Black Loyalists: The Search for a Promised Land in Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone 1783-1870, “Race”, Rights and the Law of the Supreme Court of Canada, and co-edited Critical Mass: The Emergency of Global Civil Society.  Dr. Walker will provide an overview of Canadian immigration policy with respect to the peoples of the Caribbean, and the patterns of Caribbean immigration into Canada as well as episodes from the history of Caribbean immigrants in Canada to illustrate their contribution to African-Canadian life and Canadian society in general. His presentation will include evidence from the Canadian census, immigration statistics and other sources, with particular reference to Nova Scotia, indicating the arrival, settlement and impact of Caribbean immigrants. Presented in partnership with Saint Mary’s University.

Organizer:Cailin MacDonald, Communications Manager, 902-425-2320

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