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.

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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.

Watch the Replay here

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

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

Watch the Replay on YouTube

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.

Watch the Replay (Part 1) on YouTube
Watch the Replay (Part 2) on YouTube

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.

Watch the Replay on YouTube

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:

Watch the Replay on YouTube

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. 

Watch the replay on YouTube

*Check back regularly for links to event recordings.

Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Aimee Huard with any questions, at