Decolonizing Our Minds 2015: Life is protest event

The Deets:

Saturday February 28, 2015

11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto.

569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto


The Call Out:

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Each year the Equity Studies Student Union hosts Decolonizing Our Minds (DOM) with the aim of creating a space where Equity Studies students and members of the community can identify and interrogate the ways in which different marginalized groups practice resistance.

This year, we want to engage you in an exploration of the intersectionality of resistance and oppression, with a special focus on conceptualizing life as the most dynamic form of protest and its parallel narrative of death as a galvanizing force for activism.

Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Audra Simpson, associate professor of anthropology, Columbia University.

Doors open at 11:30AM // opening remarks at 12:00PM

Agenda + more details tba

This is a free event. Lunch and refreshments provided. Please register in advance to reserve a seat and meal option:

ASL + accessible space // all-gender washrooms available // all bodies welcome

With support from: A.S.A (African Students Association) – The University of Toronto, African Studies Course Union – UofT, African Studies Dept., Apus Part-time UofT, Arts and Science Students’ Union, Black Students’ Association, Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives/Aboriginal Studies Program, Centre for Community Partnerships, Equity Studies Program, Hart House Good Ideas Fund, Health Studies Program, New College, New College Student Council (NCSC), Pan-Am Parallel Programming Series, Political Science Dept., Sexual Diversity Studies Student Union, Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) – UT, University College, University of Toronto International Health Program (UTIHP), University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU), Women and Gender Studies Student Union.

Krystalline Kraus

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