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Another Story Book Launch: On Property with Rinaldo Walcott

Congratulations, Rinaldo!   Another Story Book Launch: On Property with Rinaldo Walcott Thursday February 25 | 7:00PM – 8:00PM Join the virtual book launch for Rinaldo Walcott’s ON PROPERTY on Thursday, February 25th at 7 PM EST. Rinaldo Walcott will be joined in conversation by Beverly Bain and Idil Abdillahi.  Tune in live for a […]

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WGSI PhD, Elisha Lim, gives TEDx talk

Elisha Lim explains the collision between algorithms and marginalized issues. Ad metrics rank social justice in terms of publicity and promotional opportunity. This is good for politicians, advertisers and influencers, and fatal for communities struggling with degrading personal contests and debilitating reputation anxiety. What can we do? Lim explains the creep of “identity economics,” a […]

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Why abolition in our time should go far beyond defunding the police

By Rinaldo Walcott – Excerpt from On Property The Toronto Star – Sat., Feb. 6, 2021 In On Property, Rinaldo Walcott traces the history of abolition — and the present-day cry to abolish the police — as well as the relationship between policing and property. Walcott is the director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute […]

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Choosing Real Safety: A Historic Declaration to Divest from Policing and Prisons and Build Safer Communities for All

On January 17, prison abolition activists from across the country released Choosing Real Safety: A Historic Declaration to Divest from Policing and Prisons and Build Safer Communities for All.  We are encouraging member locals to sign the statement. Our commitment to accessible and equitable education is rooted in challenging colonial, racial, gender, sexual and economic […]

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Pandemic (In)Securities

Police Abolition/Black Revolt by Robyn Maynard ROBYN MAYNARD is a Black feminist abolitionist scholar-activist and author of the national bestseller Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present (Fernwood Publishing, 2017). She is part of the research and writing team for the website defundthepolice.org. She is also a Vanier scholar and PhD student […]

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Huge Congratulations to Robyn Maynard!

Please join us in celebrating with Robyn Maynard, one of five winners of the Talent Award, one of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact awards, and the  only University of Toronto recipient!! Read more.

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Congratulations Kehkashan Basu

Congratulations to Kehkashan Basu who was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30. She is the youngest person on the 2021 list in the area of Education. Kehkashan is in her third year majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Women & Gender Studies, and Physical & Environmental Geography. She founded the Green Hope Foundation in 2012, when […]

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Congratulations Ferdie Lopez

Ferdie was this year’s recipient of the Award for Scholarly Achievement in the Area of Gender-Based Violence. Each December 6th, the University of Toronto community marks the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women with events across the institution. In 2016, the University established the Graduate and Undergraduate Award for Scholarly Achievement […]

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M. NourbeSe Philip: GA(S)P: Experiments in Radical Hospitality (recorded webinar)

Watch recorded webinar here.

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Lobbying universities over their hiring decisions is shameful and unethical – Judith Taylor

Fri., Oct. 16, 2020timer3 min. read Over the last several weeks, newspapers across Canada have researched and chronicled a breach of collegial governance concerning a hiring committee at the University of Toronto Law School. Read more.