XII Decolonizing Conference: Speaking Out & Speaking Up in Fugitive Spaces

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XII Decolonizing Conference: Speaking Out & Speaking Up in Fugitive Spaces

Be part of the in-person conversation XII Decolonizing Conference: 'Speaking Out and Speaking Up' in Fugitive Spaces

By Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism (CIARS)

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Ontario Institute for Studies in Education 252 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada

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No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 days 12 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

We are delighted to share that this year's CIARS Decolonizing Conference will be held in person at OISE, University of Toronto. It is a worldwide invitation to scholars, researchers, Elders, community leaders, artists, activists, and educators to participate in an in-person dialogue that critically analyzes fascism resurgence, the politics and logics of dehumanization, and the possibilities of anti-colonial praxis in ‘fugitive spaces’.

This fall, we will be joined by esteemed keynote speakers: Glen Coulthard, Heidi Safia Mirza, Nelson Maldonado-Torres, and Vanessa Andreotti. Each brings rich experience across various contexts, lived experiences and disciplines, and we are thrilled for them to join us to share their work around anti-racism and decolonization.

Conference Theme

How do we engage in critical anti-colonial theorizing as social agents and creative resistors inhabiting our multiple ways of Being and being seen? The prevailing problem of coloniality lies in the valuing and devaluing of different lives. Expectations of Whiteness— conformity, policing, surveillance, and punishment—continue to exact a heavy toll on the non-White majority. Conflating the jargon of diversity with racial justice ensures that racial injustice remains intact. Clearly, the project of dismantling White supremacy calls on us to build new futures, not just to live in the present. We hope to continually search for "Suahunu," the "trialectic space:" the body, mind, soul/spirit interface that embraces the 'sacredness' of intellectual activity, specifically with regards to learning, work, education, amusement and Life.

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We strive to make this a low-barrier event by keeping our cost of attendance low, offering childcare, and guaranteeing consideration of a variety of needs including those related to accessibility. The confe

rence venue is wheelchair-accessible, and ASL interpreters will be on-site. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to Contact Us.

Visit our website to learn more about the conference including, sub-themes, plenaries, and submission guidelines. We welcome submissions from individuals, groups, students, and artists.

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In solidarity,

The XII Decolonizing Conference Organizers


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