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International Day to End Racism: Where Are We Now?
Tue, 21 March 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
The African Students' Association, Arts and Science Students' Union, in collaboration with the University of Toronto Students' Union will be holding a series of events during March for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Our first event in the series is called "International Day to End Racism: Where Are We Now". This event will happen on March 21rd 2017, from 6:30pm-8pm, in Sidney Smith, room 2125.
This event will include a talk by Rinaldo Walcott about the historical aspect of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and a critical examination of where are we now (with a focus on the Canadian/American context). Lastly, there will be a discussion on next steps forward, followed by a Q&A period.
Information about the keynote speaker:
Professor Rinaldo Walcott is the Director of the Women & Gender Studies Institute. As an interdisciplinary scholar Rinaldo has published on music, literature, film and theater and policy among other topics. All of Rinaldo’s research is founded in a philosophical orientation that is concerned with the ways in which coloniality shapes human relations across social and cultural time. Rinaldo is the author of Black Like Who: Writing Black Canada (Insomniac Press, 1997 with a second revised edition in 2003); he is also the editor of Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism (Insomniac, 2000); and the Co-editor with Roy Moodley of Counselling Across and Beyond Cultures: Exploring the Work of Clemment Vontress in Clinical Practice (University of Toronto Press, 2010). In all of Rinaldo’s research and publication he focuses on Black cultural politics; histories of colonialism in the Americas, multiculturalism, citizenship, and diaspora; gender and sexuality; and social, cultural and public policy.
Free food will be provided.
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