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Named to honour the legacy of the late Judge John C. Friel, a dedicated StFX alumnus, the Hon. Frank McKenna established the Judge John C. Friel Student X Talks Series -- a speaker series designed to enhance student advocacy.

The inaugural event was a TedX style event co- hosted by the McKenna Centre and the StFX Students’ Union,  held on January 24, 2017 in the Bauer Theatre. It featured student speakers addressing the theme of justice to honour Judge Friel’s exemplary career.

Below are the video of the the entire event, as well as the individual 'Talks' from the inaugural John Friel X-Talks Series on Justice event:

The John Friel XTalks Series Inaugural Event -- Full Event Video


Tareq Hadad: Social Justice From A Newcomer's Perspective

Clancy McDaniel: From Bystander to Torch Bearer -- Owning Injustice

Jasmine Cormier: A Difficult Conversation

Rebecca Mesay: The Dangerous Silence of Conformity

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