The 9th Annual New College (U of T) Conference on Racism and National Consciousness
Haiti, Cuba, The Bolivarian Replublic of Venezuela and the Latin American Revolution
Saturday October 30, 2010
10 am – 5:30 pm
Wetmore Hall – 21 Classic Ave @ Spadina
University of Toronto
This is a peoples’ conference. It is free and open to all. For each of the last 8 years about 350 engaging scholars, students, activists, writers, community and cultural workers, primarily concerned peoples of the global south, resident in the imperial north, have found it informative, stimulating, and important, and look forward to attending. To help us arrange enough seating to accommodate everyone please register through [email protected] well ahead of the date so we can also cater for enough food for everyone. There is no registration fee. Lunch will be provided at no cost.
Our speakers will address the historical and present day significance of Haiti, Cuba, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Latin America in terms of the revolutionary people-empowering politics of hope outside of capitalist domination – and the continuing aggression from the united capitalist supremacist states of North America, the U.S.A and Canada, against this vital growing humanizing movement. This will be a full intense involving day with much more to learn than what the mainstream capitalist press has been telling people.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM (minor changes to follow)
10:00.am Welcome Yves Robèrge, Principal, New College.
10:10 am 10:25am Opening remarks Arnold Itwaru, Conference Co-ordinator.
Topic: "Revolution Revolution Revolution: Haiti, Cuba, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Latin American Revolution."
PANEL: HAITI, FRANCE, THE U.S.A AND CANADA
Speaker: Roger Annis, Canadian Haiti Action Committee.
Topic: "Canada's imperial ambitions revealed in Haiti."
Speaker: Mario Joseph, leading Haitian Human Rights activist lawyer.
Topic to be announced later.
11:25am - 12 noon -Discussion
12 noon - 12:45pm - Lunch
12:45pm - 1:30pm; Speaker: Nchamah Miller, President of the National Council of Latin American and Caribbean Women in Canada.
Topic: "Guns Gender and Revolution."
1:30 pm - 2 pm Discussion
2 pm - 2:10 pm Break
2:10 pm - 3pm PANEL: CUBA, THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA & THE LATIN AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Speaker: Jorge Soberon, Consul General of Cuba in Toronto
Speaker: Aura Suartz, Deputy Consul General for The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Toronto.
Speaker: Asad Ismi, Author of the radio documentary, "The Latin American Revolution"
3pm - 3:30 pm discussion
3:30 pm - 3:40 Break
3:40 - 4:10 pm - PANEL: HAITI: THE REPEATING ISLAND
Speaker: Berthony Dumont, Editor, Haiti Liberté.
Speaker: Kabir Joshi-Vijayan, Toronto Haiti Action Committee.
4.10- 4.30 pm Discussion
4:30 -5.pm Closing Remarks Arnold Itwaru