Tubman Talks: “The Intellectual Origins of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Emancipative Philosophy” — January 18, 2018

Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo will present a paper entitled, “The Intellectual Origins of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Emancipative Philosophy”, on January 18, 2018 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract: Martin Luther King, Jr. is without doubt the Continue reading Tubman Talks: “The Intellectual Origins of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Emancipative Philosophy” — January 18, 2018

Tubman Talks: “Using Genealogical Tools for Biographical Research” — January 11, 2018

Guylaine Pétrin will present a paper entitled, “Using Genealogical Tools for Biographical Research,” on January 11, 2018 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:00.  Abstract: This presentation will focus on how historians can use tools such as Ancestry Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Using Genealogical Tools for Biographical Research” — January 11, 2018

Tubman Associate Funké Aladejebi featured in CBC “Women in Canadian history: a live, interactive roundtable”

Funké Aladejebi teaches African-Canadian history. Her dissertation, ‘Girl You Better Apply to Teachers’ College’: The History of Black Women Educators in Ontario, 1940s – 1980s, explores the importance of African Canadian women in sustaining their communities and preserving a distinct Continue reading Tubman Associate Funké Aladejebi featured in CBC “Women in Canadian history: a live, interactive roundtable”

Y – File: Harriet Tubman Institute hosts digital camps for young inventors

Two digital camps run by the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, out of York University, successfully engaged youth in 2017 and will look toward 2018 to continue those opportunities. High school students in the Black Creek Continue reading Y – File: Harriet Tubman Institute hosts digital camps for young inventors

Y – File: York researchers participate in national consultations on women, peace and security

Three researchers from York University travelled to Ottawa to participate in national consultations aimed at guiding the development of Canada’s next National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security. The consultations, which took place April 20 and 21, brought Continue reading Y – File: York researchers participate in national consultations on women, peace and security

Tubman Talks: “Afropolitanism and the Literary and Popular Imagination,” — 30 November 2017

Dr. Vermonja R. Alston will present a paper entitled, “Afropolitanism and the Literary and Popular Imagination,” on November 30, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract: In the social sciences, the concept of cosmopolitanism has come Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Afropolitanism and the Literary and Popular Imagination,” — 30 November 2017

Tubman Talks: “Irrelevant No More? Wrestling with Diasporic Thought in the Great White North,” – 23 November 2017

Dr. Daniel McNeil will present a paper entitled, “Irrelevant No More? Wrestling with Diasporic Thought in the Great White North,” on November 23, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract: This talk places Richard Iton’s In Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Irrelevant No More? Wrestling with Diasporic Thought in the Great White North,” – 23 November 2017

Tubman Talks – “Making Sense of the Jamaica Hansard, 1920-1944: A Critical Analysis of the Structure of Power, Authority and Influence Under Crown Colony Government” – 16 November 2017

Dr. Yvonne Brown will present a paper entitled, “Making Sense of the Jamaica Hansard, 1920-1944: A Critical Analysis of the Structure of Power, Authority and Influence Under Crown Colony Government,” on November 16, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from Continue reading Tubman Talks – “Making Sense of the Jamaica Hansard, 1920-1944: A Critical Analysis of the Structure of Power, Authority and Influence Under Crown Colony Government” – 16 November 2017

Book Launch: “Boomerang Ethics: How Racism Affects us All” by Joseph Mensah & Christopher J. Williams – 15 November 2017

The Harriet Tubman Institute, Department of Geography & Department of Equity Studies at York University present: Book Launch – Boomerang Ethics: How Racism Affects us All by Joseph Mensah & Christopher J. Williams on November 15, 2017 at Founders Senior Continue reading Book Launch: “Boomerang Ethics: How Racism Affects us All” by Joseph Mensah & Christopher J. Williams – 15 November 2017