THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO EQUITY STUDIES STUDENT UNION PRESENTS
DECOLONIZING OUR MINDS 2014: IDENTITIES, COLLECTIVITIES & IMAGINED COMMUNITIES
Over the past six years, the Equity Studies Students’ Union has annually hosted the Decolonizing Our Minds conference so as to identify and interrogate the ways in which different groups of people practice resistance. This year we examine how identities are actively negotiated and constructed, ultimately bringing together “non-traditional” communities against colonial domination and structural oppression.
Although colonialism and neocolonialism have led to the imposition of particular identity markers, individuals have been increasingly re-appropriating the processes of identity formation to create their own sense of “self.” Identities are thus constantly in flux, contested relationally and contextually. We seek to understand the attempts to define one’s own identity as a means to disrupting hegemonic discourses and dominant paradigms. We then look at how similar narratives and personal histories generate collective identities and espouse solidarities. Finally, we analyze collective identities as the foundation for communities of resistance.
Saturday February 8, 2014
William Doo Auditorium (45 Willcocks Street)
10:00AM - 5PM
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
* Halal and vegetarian options will be available *
Help us reduce our waste. We encourage everyone to bring their own Tupperware.
* For any accessibility concerns or questions please email [email protected] *
Building is accessible. Gender-neutral washrooms are available. ASL interpreting will be provided.
Child-minding will be provided.
* THIS IS A FREE EVENT. ALL ARE WELCOME *
Thank you for reading this story…
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.
rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.
So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.
And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.