Upcoming events: Poetry, music, & cross-border finances for teens

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
In this issue:
  • Next event: Studying Religious Symbols and Bias in Court Proceedings
  • Poetry reading & talk by Canadian poet Cecily Nicholson
  • Money Talks: Cross-Border Finances for Your Kids
  • Remembrance Day Ceremony
  • Stanford Live presents: Indigenous country-folk musician William Prince
Studying Religious Symbols and Bias in Court Proceedings
November 9 | 12:30 pm | 223 Moses Hall | RSVP here
Canadian Studies Sproul Fellow Nicholas A. R. Fraser will discuss research that examines bias against religious minorities within Canadian judicial procedures. Using original experimental data gathered in collaboration with Colton Fehr (Simon Fraser University), Dr. Fraser will use the example of courtroom oaths as a window into how Canadian cultural expectations can subtly affect an immigrant’s experience of “integration.”
Nicholas A. R. Fraser is a John R. Sproul Research Fellow with the Canadian Studies Program. He is a political scientist specializing in the impact of organizational culture on policy application. He holds M.A.s from the University of British Columbia and Waseda University (Japan), and received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, where he was previously an associate at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.
This event will be held in-person at UC Berkeley; however, a live webcast will be available for those who would prefer to attend virtually. Please RSVP for more details.
Holloway Poetry Series/Mixed Blood Talk: Cecily Nicholson
Lecture: October 20 | 4:00 pm | Online | RSVP
Reading: October 21 | 6:30 pm | Online | RSVP
The UC Berkeley English Department invites you to two events featuring Canadian poet Cecily Nicholson. Nicholson’s most recent book, Wayside Sang, explores ideas of borders and identity as she retraces her father’s journeys through the Great Lakes region. It won the Governor General’s Award for English Poetry in 2018. Her previous book, From the Poplars, won British Columbia’s Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 2015.
Nicholson will give this year’s Mixed Blood Talk, titled “real/located and restorative poetics – once a black rurality”, on October 20. The next day, October 21, she will give her Holloway poetry reading with Berkeley graduate student poet Laura Ritland.
The Holloway Series in Poetry is sponsored by the UC Berkeley Department of English and honors one distinguished poet each year with a residency. The Mixed Blood Project is a poetry journal and organization founded and led by Canadian Studies faculty affiliate Cecil S. Giscombe. The series spotlights the contemporary African-American avant-garde, and emphasizes literary innovation with a deliberate and very aggressive emphasis on race and the languages of and about race.
DML Chesterfield Chat: Money Talks: Cross-Border Finances and Your Kids and Teens
October 27 | 4:00 pm | Online | RSVP
Talking to kids and teens about money is always challenging. But when families also have to navigate US-Canada financial and banking challenges, things can get really complicated!
Join DML host (and Canadian Studies board chair) David Stewart and our expert panel as they discuss tips and strategies on how to get your kids comfortable with financial planning and how to unpack some of the technical challenges of moving money across the border to cover budget needs, Canadian university tuition, or other cross-border family needs.
Panelists include Heather Pelant, partner and Certified Financial Planner at Baker Street Advisors; Matt Altro, president & CEO at MCA Cross Border Advisors; and Marlene Atzori, Regional Advisor Cross Border Banking at RBC Bank.
Remembrance Day Ceremony
November 11 | 10:00 am | Petaluma, CA
Join US Branch 25 of the Royal Canadian Legion (representing the San Francisco Bay Area) for their annual Remembrance Day Service from Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma, California. The annual service will be streamed live from the cemetery through Zoom webinar and can be watched by registering here.
Stanford Live Presents: William Prince
November 11 | 7:00 & 9:00 pm | Stanford University | Buy tickets
Enjoy an evening with Manitoba-based Indigenous Canadian folk and country musician William Prince in a special Stanford Live performance cosponsored by the Digital Moose Lounge. A singer-songwriter of magnitude, Prince has earned critical accolades for his synthesis of country and gospel music with acoustic guitar and messages about the human condition.
Please note that all attendees must wear a mask and bring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of attendance.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720

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