Niagara Social Justice Forum

Hosted by the Social Justice and Equity Studies Graduate Program at Brock University, the Niagara Social Justice Forum is a day-long program of activities such as concurrent workshops, performances, exhibits and information tables in a fair-like atmosphere.

The next Forum takes place on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Invitation to Organize Activities

Sat. Feb. 1, 2020 

Do you want to connect with student, activist or community groups committed to social justice? Do you have a great idea for a workshop, performance, exhibit or other activity? We want to hear from you!

Please submit this form by Monday, November 18, 2019.

Goals of the event:

The main goal of this event is to build relationships between student groups, researchers, activists and community organizations working on issues of social justice, difference and diversity. The purpose of this ‘Call’ is to invite those with an activist orientation (broadly defined) to submit a proposal to host a workshop, performance, exhibit or information table. We encourage participatory activities that may involve art, music, drama or other experiential, embodied modes of interaction.


  • Using the form provided, send a title and brief description of the proposed activity.
  • Make clear its relevance to social justice.
  • Explain how your activity will prepare participants to take next steps.
  • Suggest any groups you may wish to invite as collaborators.
  • Indicate if you wish to organize a display table.
  • Identify who is proposing and will organize the activity. Include contact information.

What’s involved:

Those proposing activities are responsible for mobilizing the necessary resources to mount the activity. Forum organizers will co-ordinate the event, provide food, space, childcare, and technological support, as well as outreach and promotion of the Forum’s activities.

For more information, contact

  • Type of activity
  • * Please mention possible collaborators, if any.
  • The Niagara Social Justice Forum aims to amplify the voices and experiences of marginalized folkx, particularly BIPOC facilitators (Black, Indigenous, people of colour). As such, we prioritize opportunities for folkx whose social location exists at the margins within normative systems of power. In this proposal, social location is defined as your identity that exists at the intersections of race, histories of colonization, gender, disability, size, class, sexuality, age, etc. Please outline how your social location and work or research experiences relate to the workshop topic(s) you are proposing.
  • Please provide names, organizational affiliations (if any), email and phone number.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Event Overview

In 2020, the Forum will be held at Brock University (Glenridge campus). This event typically attracts over 150 people from both campus and the community and explores a wide range of issues. Activities are proposed and organized through an open call to campus and community-based individuals and groups committed to social justice.

The Forum is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. A free lunch and childcare are provided with registration.

Niagara Social Justice Forum

Learn more about the Niagara Social Justice Forum on our blog.

Previous Forum Details

NSJF 2018


Coming soon!

9th Annual Niagara Social Justice Forum 2016
Theme: “Building Solidarities”

8th Niagara Social Justice Forum
Theme: “Putting the Act in Activism”

Producer and Director Lysanne Louter speaks to SJES student Firoz Alam about her film “Made in Bangladesh”

Workshop participants engage in discussion

Carissa Taylor presents a workshop

Participant during the Open Mic

7th Niagara Social Justice Forum
Theme: “Beyond Survival: Local and Global Activism in Times of Austerity”

6th Niagara Social Justice Forum

5th Niagara Social Justice Forum 

4th Niagara Social Justice Forum

3rd Niagara Social Justice Forum

2nd Niagara Social Justice Forum

1st Niagara Social Justice Forum