2021 CRS - CERLAC Virtual Student Conference

2021 CRS - CERLAC Virtual Student Conference

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Recognition, Agency, and Deservingness: (Re)framing Refugee, Black, and Indigenous Movements

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The Centre for Refugee Studies and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean are pleased to present their 2021 virtual student conference. We are encouraging donations for FCJ Refugee Centre and Justice/Justicia for Migrant Workers in lieu of registration fees. Please click the links here to donate directly to these wonderful organizations.

This event's purpose is to bring together students and researchers in a virtual space to explore and recognize the struggles regarding recognition, agency and deservingness for refugees, forced migrants, Black and Indigenous movements. This conference seeks to bring to fruition meaningful discussions on these issues, calls to action, and potentials for liberation before, during, and after the pandemic.

Panel presentations will be happening concurrently.

Event Schedule (available https://crscaucus.info.yorku.ca/program/ ):


Opening presentation: Oonya Kempadoo, author of Buxton Spice (February 26 9:00-10:15 a.m. EST)

PANEL 1: Atlantic Slavery: History, Memory and Creative Scholarship (10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST)

PANEL 2: Gatekeeping and Institutional Representations of 'Otherness' (10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST)

PANEL 3: Stories of Caribbean Migration: Deservingness, Eligibility, and Diasporas (12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. EST)

PANEL 4: Gendering Refugee Experiences: Towards Feminist Methodologies (12:30- 1:45 p.m. EST)

PANEL 5: Migration Control and Bordering Practices (2:00-3:30 p.m. EST)

PANEL 6: Practicing Knowledge through Art, Creative Expressions, and Lived Experiences (2:00-3:30 p.m. EST)

Dialogue on Anti-Black Racism with Evelyn Amponsah (4:00-5:30 p.m. EST)


Keynote address: Gabriel Allahdua (Justice for Migrant Workers) (10-11:30 a.m. EST)

PANEL 7: Migration in South America: Responses to Displacement and Settlement (12:00- 1:15 p.m. EST)

PANEL 8: Refugee Self-Representation and Agency (12:00- 1:15 p.m. EST)

Roundtable Panel Discussion: Re-Embodying and Mobilizing Indigenous Health and Medicine, with Amy Hull, Brianna Olson-Pitawanakwat, and Dr. Barry Lavallee ( 1:30-3:00 p.m. EST)

Q&A Session for read-only presentations on the conference website ( 3:15-3:45 p.m. EST)

PANEL 9: Migrant & Refugee Belonging and Sense of Place (3:45 - 5:15 p.m. EST)

PANEL 10: Forming Solidarities: Black, Indigenous and Refugee Movements (3:45 - 5:15 p.m. EST)

Wrap-up Acknowledgments and Musical Performance - Music by Amai Kuda et les Bois (5:15-6:00 p.m. EST)

Conference registration is free, however we are encouraging attendees to donate to two amazing organizations directly: FCJ Refugee Centre and Justice/Justicia for Migrant Workers.

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Thank you to the 2021 CRS-CERLAC Student Conference Co-sponsors:

Centre for Feminist Research (CFR), York University

Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), York University

Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), York University

Department of History, York University

Department of Humanities, York University

Dr. Patrick Alcedo (Department of Dance, York University)

Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC), York University

Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), York University

Founders College, York University

Graduate Program in Communications and Culture, York University

Graduate Program in Development Studies, York University

Graduate Program in Geography, York University

Graduate Program in Sociology, York University

International Studies Program at Glendon College, York University

Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) Program & School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA), York University

Office of the Provost & Vice-President Academic, York University

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)

York University Bookstore

York University Libraries (YUL)