We are so excited to have El Jones join us as our feature presenter for AdvoCon2020 this year! This event runs from Sep 17th to 23rd, online. A colleague said of her “If I had to name one thing that best describes Jones’ writing, it’s how she captures the human core of the issues and people she writes about and channels that humanity to her readers.” (The Halifax Examiner 2018). El Jones explores issues of racism, social justice and in particular prison rights issues.
Earlybird tickets to AdvoCon2020 on sale till August 31 – get them now!
El Jones is a poet, educator, journalist, and advocate. An Atlantic Journalism Award winner and national champion spoken word artist, she was the fifth Poet Laureate of Halifax, and the 15th Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. El is a 2016 recipient of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Burnley “Rocky” Jones award. El is a co-founder of the Black Power Hour, a radio show developed collectively with prisoners. Her advocacy and work fights anti-Black racism in Canada, walking in the path of our great-grandmothers who resisted relentlessly.
Her book of poetry and essays on state violence, Canada is So Polite will be released in the winter from Gaspereau Press.
Sunday September 20th 10:30am to 12:30pm