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October 2020

Film Screening – A Thousand Cuts: On Media, Policing, and Authoritarian Brutality

October 1 @ 11:00 am - October 2 @ 3:00 am

In collaboration with Cornell University, UCLA, Barnard College (Columbia University), University of Toronto, Rutgers University, and Los Angeles’  Visual Communications (VC), you are invited to an international screening of A Thousand Cuts by Ramona Diaz, followed a panel featuring Maria Ressa (Rappler), Jinee Lokaneeta (Drew University), and Gina Dent (UCSC). This panel will be moderated by Neferti Tadiar (Barnard College). Film Screening Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020 (Film available for streaming in US and Canada) Film Screening Location: Film viewing instructions will be sent to you after…

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Robyn Maynard Presents Snider Lecture: Abolish the Police, Abolish Prisons: Black liberation in a time of revolt

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online via Zoom

This talk will address the ways that processes of captivity and surveillance have been embedded within Canadian state institutions from the period of Black peoples enslavement and onward into the present moment. Providing a critique of policing and prisons as forms of racial and gendered violence, it will map out a vision geared toward abolitionist futures. Register to watch the live-stream or recording. Read more.

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WGS Research Seminar – M. NourbeSe Phillip

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar – registration information to follow.

The Hammed Shahidian Lecture Series Presents: Title:  GA(S)P:  Experiments in Radical Hospitality Biography:  Born in Tobago, M. NOURBESE PHILIP is an unembedded poet, essayist, novelist, playwright and independent scholar who lives in the space-time of the City of Toronto where she practised law for seven years before becoming a poet and writer.  Among her published works are the seminal She Tries Her Tongue; Her Silence Softly Breaks; the speculative prose poem Looking for Livingston: An Odyssey of Silence; the young…

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November 2020

WGS Research Seminar – Hazel Carby

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar – registration information to follow.

The Hammed Shahidian Lecture Series Presents: Title: “Difficult Times” Biography:  Hazel Carby, Charles C. And Dorathea S. Dilley Professor Emeritus of African American Studies, Professor Emeritus of American Studies, Yale University.  Author of Cultures in Babylon: Black Britain and African America (1999); Race Men (1998); Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro American Woman Novelist (1987); Hazel Carby is also a co-author of The Empire Strikes Back: Race and Racism in 70s Britain (1982). She is the author of Imperial…

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January 2021

WGS Research Seminar – Dr. Bedour Alagraa

January 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar – registration information to follow.

Title: The Interminable Catastrophe Dr. Bedour Alagraa is Assistant Professor of Political and Social Thought in the Department of African and African diaspora studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Alagraa received her PhD from the department of Africana Studies at Brown University in the Spring of 2019, and was an Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Fellow during her time at Brown. She also holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in…

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February 2021

WGS Research Seminar – Dr. E. Tendayi Achiume

February 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar – registration information to follow.

Title:  Racial Borders Tendayi Achiume is Professor of Law at the at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and a research associate of the African Center for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She is also the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, and is the first woman to serve in this role since its creation in 1994. The current focus of her scholarship…

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March 2021

WGS Research Seminar – Dr. Kristen Bos

March 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar – registration information to follow.

Title:  TBD Kristen Bos is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Science and Technology Studies in the Historical Studies Department at the University of Toronto Mississauga with a graduate appointment in Women and Gender Studies Institute. She is also the Co-Director of the Technoscience Research Unit, an Indigenous-led environmental justice lab at the University of Toronto responsible for the Pollution Reporter App. She is an Indigenous feminist researcher trained in archaeological approaches to material culture as well as an Indigenous science and…

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April 2021

WGS Research Seminar – PhD Student Presentations

April 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar – registration information to follow.

PhD degree and PhD collaborative specialization students in Women and Gender Studies present their doctoral research. Online – Registration information to follow.

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