Hart House Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Committee Volunteers
Would you like to get experience working in a small group on a major project that supports and explores ideas and subject matter that you help shape?
The 2018 Hart House Hancock Lecture is recruiting students to join its Student Advisory Committee to help with speaker recommendations, planning and event implementation. You will be working closely with the Warden’s Office and interacting with Hart House staff, special guests and various areas of the campus community.
Think you have a good idea? Put it to the test with a group of your peers and join the Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Board!
When: Thurs., Aug. 24, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Where: South Sitting Room, Hart House (light refreshments will be served)
Students on the committee will:
Meet to discuss and recommend speakers to the Warden
Plan a number of co programming events that will support the lecture (i.e.: lunch and learn, Talking Walls exhibit, Hart House Conversations on CIUT, tri campus engagement opportunities)
Assist with overall event planning- reception, front of house etc
Contribute to outreach and communication efforts
Perform various duties on night of event
Make friends, have great conversations about things that matter to you and help plan and execute one of Hart House’s signature public lectures. Along the way you will also be responsible for developing, planning and executing a series of smaller events aimed at exploring the topic of the lecture more deeply with the campus community.
About the 2018 Hancock Lecture:
This year’s Hancock Lecture will focus on and provide support to ongoing dialogue and action planning around Anti Black Racism. Examining the effects of privilege, marginalization and deeply ingrained biases, the lecture will draw from the voices of lived black experience through its key note address and supporting programs in an effort to generate greater understanding of issues affecting this community to work towards a more cohesive, inclusive and hopeful future. Hart House seeks to engage and inform students, staff, faculty and the broader community with respect to the historical and present experiences of Blackness in the Canadian context. Our goal is to enhance knowledge of these histories and to consider how to shape systemic change now and for the future.
First launched in 2001, the annual Hancock Lecture is one of Hart House’s signature events. The lecture brings together emerging thought-leaders and memory-keepers, difference-makers, social innovators and civic action pioneers who encourage us to engage closely with new ways of thinking and being, challenge us to look at the problems of society and who demand that we take away lessons of possibility for the future.