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Risk, Relation, Revolution, Repair: Refusing Closure, Accepting Ambivalence

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Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver

515 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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A riveting conversation about anti-colonial storytelling, with award-winning mixed-race scholar and journalist Minelle Mahtani.

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Risk, Relation, Revolution, and Repair: these four concepts will serve as the basis for a riveting conversation about anti-colonial storytelling and the disruption of dominant political, social, and cultural discourse. Award-winning mixed-race scholar, critical feminist social geographer, and journalist Minelle Mahtani will explore the colonial violence that structures and saturates mainstream media spaces, sharing stories from her own life. Drawing from the struggles and unsettling moments she experienced while creating and hosting her daily Roundhouse Radio show Sense of Place, she will discuss the risks involved in producing subversive content in today’s media landscape, and share how anti-colonial approaches can engage and refuse ongoing forms of colonial violence.

A continuation of the conversation sparked during the President’s Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public, this talk is co-presented by SFU’s Department of Publishing and the Scholarly Communications Lab. It will be followed by a reception.

About Minelle Mahtani

Minelle Mahtani is an award-winning mixed-race scholar, critical feminist social geographer, radio broadcaster, and journalist. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Justice, University of British Columbia, and the inaugural Senior Advisor to the Provost on Racialized Faculty. She is former President of the Association of Canadian Studies and the winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee award. Mahtani has worked as a national television news journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and as an associate producer with Canada: A People’s History. She is the author of Mixed Race Amnesia: Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality (UBC Press), an editor of Global Mixed Race (NYU Press), and the former host of Sense of Place, a Roundhouse Radio show that won four major awards, including the Association of American Geographer’s 2019 Media Achievement Award for promoting public dialogue on issues of equity and inclusion, and for acting as “a role model for the engagement of scholars in public discourse” (AAG statement, 2019).

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SFU Harbour Centre is located at 515 W. Hastings St, and is located a brief walk from Waterfront station and numerous bus stops. Bike stalls are available outside the main entrance. Nearby parking is available at 500 & 400 W. Cordova St.

There are washrooms located on all floors of the building. Accessible, private bathrooms and gender-neutral washroom stalls are available on the first floor in the east corridor. All floors within the building are serviced by elevators.

We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the Unceded, Traditional, Ancestral Territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.

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