The Social Science Department and Great Bay Community College are pleased to offer the series, “Perspectives on Community Colloquium.”
The series will focus on the importance of minority perspectives through both historical context and the recent current events, including the impacts of the recent protests on police brutality, the Black Lives Matter movement and the impact of COVID-19. The series hopes to provide a space for minority voices that are too often missing from college curriculum and larger discussions, highlighting the peoples’ experiences and stories local to New Hampshire and the questions we face as a community.
The colloquium’s emphasis on the principles of fairness, mutual respect, and integrity are at the heart of the College’s mission to encourage active civic and community engagement in our students. It is our intention to facilitate a rich discourse regarding these important matters among our students and the greater community. We look forward to this colloquium and others following to be the beginnings of conversations within our community and self-reflection.
Upcoming Colloquium Events & Speakers
Due to bandwidth limitations, the sessions will be restricted to 100 participants. If you miss the live, virtual event, you can still watch the recordings, which will be made available in the archive after the talk.
Stay Tuned for Updates
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
If you missed out on the live, virtual event, you can watch a replay of the session on YouTube. The recordings will be made available below after the talk has concluded.
Past Recordings & Speakers
Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Judge Mark Howard will speak about women and gender as they relate to the government and judiciary.
Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Judge Mark Howard spoke about policing and the justice system in the context of Constitutional law and government.
Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
Dennis Britton and Allyson Ryder from the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire spoke about uncovering ‘hidden’ histories and their impacts on the community.
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
Paul W. Pouliot and Denise K. Pouliot of the Cowasuck band of the Penacook-Abenaki people spoke about the indigenous history and culture present in our communities.
*This session was not recorded.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
Tanisha Johnson formerly of the Exeter YMCA, Racial Unity Team, and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Seacoast Chapter spoke about race, activism, intersectionalities, and society in contemporary communities.
February 23, 2021
Melina Hill Walker of the Endowment for Health spoke on wellness and disparities in health care access in her talk “Race, Intersectionality, and NH.”
To access the materials referenced from the Race and Equity in NH series, please see the Endowment’s Health Equity webpage: https://endowmentforhealth.org/target-initiatives/health-equity
April 21, 2021
Sheriff Mark Brave spoke on questions of diversity surrounding politics and law enforcement and his experience as the first elected Black sheriff in New Hampshire.
*Check back regularly for links to event recordings.
Please contact Dr. Aimee Huard with any questions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.