8th Annual New College Conference on Racism and National Consciousness | Land & Freedom | 31 Oct 2009

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Caissa

Must you shout?

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

It's OK, Caissa, we get this announcement [url=http://www.rabble.ca/babble/anti-racism-news-and-initiatives/announcing-... year[/url].

Maysie Maysie's picture

I have edited the thread title to not be all caps.

I try to attend this conference every year.

Here are the details of the day.

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This year the Annual New College Conference on Racism & National Consciousness will be looking at the issue of land and its relation to the struggle for freedom and human dignity. Beginning with President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and the beacon of change which is the Bolivarian Revolution in Latin America, our attention will shift to the Indian Subcontinent, where capitalist imperialism, militarism, and genocidal state terror have ravaged vast tracts of the present day nation-states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka. Subsequently taking up the issue of African Liberation and the need for a Pan-African Consciousness, we present a Keynote address delivered by the Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party, Omali Yeshitela, and then conclude with a discussion on "Land and Indigenous Peoples".

This year will also mark the official launch of the first edited volume of exciting incisive activist scholarship to have emerged out of this conference series: The White Supremacist State (see attached for book cover) - copies will be available for purchase.

This conference is free and open to all. For the past seven years it has attracted over 300 scholars, students, activists, writers, community and cultural workers from a wide spectrum of interests.

Lunch will be provided. PLEASE REGISTER with the New College Programs Secretary at nc.programs@utoronto.ca well ahead of the date so we can cater for enough food for everyone.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
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10am - 10:15am
Welcome
Principal of New College, Shahrzad Mojab

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10:15am - 10:25am
Conference Introduction
Anrold H. Itwaru

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10:25am - 11:25am
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maria Paez Victor.Title: "From conquistadores, Dictators and Multinationals to the Bolivarian Revolution"

11:25am - 11:40am
Discussion

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11:40am - 11:45am
Break
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11:45am - 12:30pm
BOOK LAUNCH:
"THE WHITE SUPREMACIST STATE: EUROCENTRISM,IMPERIALISM, COLONIALISM, RACISM" EDITED BY: ARNOLD H. ITWARU

This work of activist scholarship has emerged out of the RACISM & NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS Conference throughout the past seven years.

Scholars who have contributed to this volume include Ward Churchill, Arnold H. Itwaru, Sunera Thobani, Natasha Ksonzek, Ella Shohat and Robert Stam, Henry Giroux, Nandita Sharma, Julia Sudbury, Marianne Vardalos, Lorne Foster.

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12:30pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
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1:00pm - 2:15pm
Panel I: "Nations, Nation-States, and the Holocaust of Modernity"
Panel Convener/Co-ordinator: Umesh Sharma

Speaker: Umesh Sharma
Title: "Beasts of Burden: White Terror, the Pale continent, and the Configuration of the Racial World Order"

Speaker: Navyug Gill
Title: "Cultivating Cultivators: Notes on the Regulation of the Means and Modes of Production in Colonial Punjab"

Speaker: Jessica Chandrashekar
Title: "Sexual Violence Against Tamil Women and the Construction of 'humanness' in Sri Lanka"

Speaker: Harsha Walia
Title: "Colonialism, Capitalism, and the Making of the Apartheid System of Migration and Control in Canada"

2:15pm - 2:30pm
Discussion

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2:30pm - 2:45pm
Break
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2:45pm - 3:45pm
Second Keynote: Omali Yeshitela
Chairman of The African People's Socialist Party
Title: "National Consciousness and African Liberation"

3:45pm - 4:10pm
Discussion

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4:10pm - 4:20pm
Break
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4:20pm - 5:20pm
Panel II: "Land and Indigenous Peoples"

Speaker: Asad Ismi
Title: "The pivotal role of Indigenous Peoples in the Latin American Revolution"

Speaker: TBA

5:20pm - 5:35pm
(Discussion)

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Website here.

New College

                      *** Please Circulate Widely ***
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                                 Announcing
                                      THE 8TH ANNUAL
                        NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON
                  RACISM & NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS

                               "LAND AND FREEDOM"

                         SATURDAY OCTOBER 31, 2009
                                   10 AM  - 5:30 PM
            WETMORE HALL - 21 CLASSIC AVE. @ SPADINA
                            UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

______________________________________________________________________

This year the Annual New College Conference on Racism & National
Consciousness will be looking at the issue of land and its relation
to the struggle for freedom and human dignity.  Beginning with
President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and the beacon of change which is
the Bolivarian Revolution in Latin America, our attention will shift
to the Indian Subcontinent, where capitalist imperialism, militarism,
and genocidal state terror have ravaged vast tracts of the present day
nation-states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka. Subse-
quently taking up the issue of African Liberation and the need for a
Pan-African Consciousness, we present a Keynote address delivered by
the Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party, Omali Yeshitela,
and then conclude with a discussion on "Land and Indigenous Peoples".

This year will also mark the official launch of the first edited volume of

exciting incisive activist scholarship to have emerged out of this conference

series: The White Supremacist State: Eurocentrism, Imperialism, Colonialism,

Racism (please see attached for book cover).  Copies of this collection of

critical essays will be available for purchase.

This conference is free and open to all.  For the past seven years
it has attracted over 300 scholars, students, activists, writers,
community and cultural workers from a wide spectrum of interests.
Lunch will be provided.   PLEASE REGISTER with the New College
Programs Secretary at nc.programs@utoronto.ca well ahead of the
date so we can cater for enough food for everyone.

______________________________________________________________________

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
--------------------

10am - 10:15am
Welcome
Principal of New College, Shahrzad Mojab

---------------------------------------------------------------------

10:15am - 10:25am
Conference Introduction
Anrold H. Itwaru

---------------------------------------------------------------------

10:25am - 11:25am
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maria Paez Victor.
                  Title: "From conquistadores, Dictators and Multinationals
                           to the Bolivarian Revolution"

11:25am - 11:40am
Discussion

---------------------------------------------------------------------
11:40am - 11:45am
Break
---------------------------------------------------------------------

11:45am - 12:30pm
BOOK LAUNCH: "THE WHITE SUPREMACIST STATE: EUROCENTRISM,
                        IMPERIALISM, COLONIALISM, RACISM"
     EDITED BY:   ARNOLD H. ITWARU

This work of activist scholarship has emerged out of the RACISM &
NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS Conference throughout the past seven years.
Scholars who have contributed to this volume include Ward Churchill,
Arnold H. Itwaru, Sunera Thobani, Natasha Ksonzek, Ella Shohat and
Robert Stam, Henry Giroux, Nandita Sharma, Julia Sudbury, Marianne
Vardalos, Lorne Foster.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
---------------------------------------------------------------------

1:00pm - 2:15pm
Panel I: "Nations, Nation-States, and the Holocaust of Modernity"
Panel Convener/Co-ordinator: Umesh Sharma

Speaker: Navyug Gill
     Title: "Cultivating Cultivators: Notes on the Regulation of the
               Means and Modes of Production in Colonial Punjab"

Speaker: Jessica Chandrashekar
     Title: "Sexual Violence Against Tamil Women and the Construction
              of 'humanness' in Sri Lanka"

Speaker: Harsha Walia
     Title: "Colonialism, Capitalism, and the Making of the Apartheid
               System of Migration and Control in Canada"

2:15pm - 2:30pm
Discussion

---------------------------------------------------------------------
2:30pm - 2:45pm
Break
---------------------------------------------------------------------

2:45pm - 3:45pm
Second Keynote: Omali Yeshitela
                        Chairman of The African People's Socialist Party
               Title: "National Consciousness and African Liberation"

3:45pm - 4:10pm
Discussion

---------------------------------------------------------------------
4:10pm - 4:20pm
Break
---------------------------------------------------------------------

4:20pm - 5:20pm
Panel II: "Land and Indigenous Peoples"

Speaker: Asad Ismi
     Title: "The pivotal role of Indigenous Peoples in the
               Latin American Revolution"

Speaker: TBA

5:20pm - 5:35pm
(Discussion)

______________________________________________________________________

Web: http://racismandnationalconsciousness.wordpress.com/
Email: rnc.webmail@gmail.com
______________________________________________________________________

                           CONFERENCE CO-ORDINATORS
 
        | ARNOLD H. ITWARU | NATASHA KSONZEK | UMESH SHARMA |

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        SUPPORTED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL, NEW COLLEGE,
                             UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
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