The Social Science Department and Great Bay Community College are pleased to offer the series, “Perspectives on Community Colloquium.”

This five-speaker 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.


Tuesday, October 6th, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

A representative from the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire: Uncovering ‘hidden’ histories and their impacts on the community.

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Wednesday, October 21st, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

A member of the Cowasuck band of the Penacook-Abenaki people to speak about the indigenous history and culture present in our communities.

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Tuesday, November 10th, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Tanisha Johnson of the Exeter YMCA, Racial Unity Team, and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Seacoast Chapter to speak about race, activism, intersectionalities, and society in contemporary communities.

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*Late November/Early December, Date TBD, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Dr. Trinidad Tellez of NH Office of Health Equity to speak on wellness and disparities in health care access along racial and socioeconomic lines.

Registration Information Coming Soon

Archives of Recordings

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 after the talk. 

Past Recordings

Thursday, September 17th, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Judge Mark Howard speaks about policing and the justice system in the context of Constitutional law and government.

Recording Coming Soon!

*Check back regularly for links to event recordings.

Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Aimee Huard with any questions, at