Tertulia – Mary McCarthy-Brandt on Abraham Beverley Walker

Tertulia – Mary McCarthy-Brandt on Abraham Beverley Walker

Online Event

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021 AT 7:30 PM Atlantic

The first tertulia this winter features Mary McCarthy-Brandt on Abraham Beverley Walker on Wednesday, January 27 at 7:30pm (Atlantic Time) on Zoom.
Dr. Mary L. McCarthy-Brandt is a Fredericton-based activist, writer, and educator dedicated to preserving the histories of Black New Brunswickers. A recent PhD graduate from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, her research is focused primarily on forgotten and segregated graveyards across New Brunswick. In addition to her scholarship, McCarthy also served as the president of the New Brunswick Black History Society for six years. In 2015, McCarthy won a human rights case against Shoppers Drug Mart for an incident of racial profiling that occurred in 2011. McCarthy’s work is featured in the 2019 collection, Black Writers Matter, edited by Whitney French.
Abraham Beverley Walker was New Brunswick’s first Black lawyer and a prominent activist and lecturer.
For more information on Walker, check out Peter J. Little’s biography, Abraham Beverley Walker, Lawyer, Lecturer, Activist.

For the Zoom link, email fredericton.tertulia@gmail.com.

What is a tertulia? A tertulia can be described as a literary and artistic social gathering or philosophy café where participants talk about big thinkers, artists and ideas. This winter, Tertulias Fredericton has put together a series on activists and social movements that have shaped our lives and inspired us to imagine a better future.

Tertulias Winter 2021 Schedule

Jan. 27 – Mary L. McCarthy-Brandt, a Fredericton-based activist, writer, and educator dedicated to preserving the histories of Black New Brunswickers, on Abraham Beverley Walker, a prominent 19th century Black activist in Canada and New Brunswick’s first Black lawyer.
Feb. 17 – Bryan Palmer, Professor Emeritus, Trent University, and author of Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers’ Strikes of 1934 (Haymarket), co-author of Toronto’s Poor: A Rebellious History (Between the Lines), past editor of the journal, Labour/Le Travail on the Canadian left in the epoch of declining expectations.
March 3 – Nina Lakhani, environmental justice reporter with The Guardian, on her book, Who Killed Berta Cáceres – Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet (Verso).
March 10 – Basil Alexander, Assistant Professor of Law, University of New Brunswick, on Dudley George and the Ipperwash Inquiry.
March 31 – Caroline Ennis, organizer of the 1979 Tobique Women’s March to Ottawa, on how she and other Tobique women organized to stop gender discrimination in the Indian Act.
April 14 – Jason MacLean, Assistant Professor of Law, University of New Brunswick, on Greta Thunberg and Fridays for the Future.
Stay tuned. More speakers will be added to this winter series.
Tertulias Fredericton is supported by the NB Media Co-op, publisher of the videos of the Tertulia talks, and the Tobique River Trading Co.
For more information, contact: fredericton.tertulia@gmail.com.

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