On Thursday, March 4, 2021, Cape Breton University will host the 22nd Annual J.B. MacLachlan Memorial Lecture titled “A Pier for the Pierless: Caribbean Immigration to Atlantic Canada, 1900-1930” with Dr. Claudine Bonner. The virtual event will take place from 12:00pm – 1:00pm via Zoom.
Dr. Claudine Bonner is a scholar of African Canadian history and education, and a member of the Sociology Department and Women’s and Gender Studies program at Acadia University. She is also a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her talk will examine Canadian immigration policy between 1900 and 1930 and will explore the ways in which Maritime ports served as barriers to the entry of mostly Caribbean people into Canada.