This year’s free annual Clifford Smith Memorial Lecture will feature Dr. Daniel Heath Justice on “Stories as Good Relations: Imagining Together (and) Apart in Incurious Times.”
Presented by Sunshine Coast ElderCollege, the lecture will be hosted on Zoom from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. All ages are welcome.
“This talk will consider how old and emerging story traditions alike might offer guidance for better, more generous, more curious understanding of one another in this wounded – and wounding – world we share,” ElderCollege said in a news release on the lecture.
Dr. Justice holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture at UBC. In 2021 he was awarded the Order of Canada. He is a Colorado-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
In 2018, Dr. Justice published Why Indigenous Literatures Matter, which won the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Award and the 2019 PROSE award (Literature) from the Association of American Publishers. It was also nominated for the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Literary Criticism from the Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures.
The memorial lecture is sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Credit Union and named for the late Clifford Smith, a widely respected educator and superintendent of schools for many years with School District No. 46. A past chair of ElderCollege, Smith was a passionate advocate of lifelong learning.
Register at sunshinecoasteldercollege.ca to receive your Zoom link.