Tubman Talks: “The Kemron Cure: Pharmaceutical controversies and Moi’s politics in Kenya, 1989-1993”

Dr. Danielle Elliot will present, “The Kemron Cure: Pharmaceutical controversies and Moi’s politics in Kenya, 1989-1993” on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00 p.m. This paper is part of a series that examines the life’s Continue reading Tubman Talks: “The Kemron Cure: Pharmaceutical controversies and Moi’s politics in Kenya, 1989-1993”

Tubman Talks: “Paradoxes of (Dis)Empowerment in the post colony: Women, Culture and Social Capital in Ghana”

Dr.Sylvia Bawa will present “Paradoxes of (Dis)Empowerment in the post colony: Women, Culture and Social Capital in Ghana” on Thursday, February  4, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00 p.m In postcolonial societies, emancipation and empowerment are often dialectically Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Paradoxes of (Dis)Empowerment in the post colony: Women, Culture and Social Capital in Ghana”

African, Caribbean and Latin American Spiritual Belief Systems Series: “Muslim Africans and the Candomblé in Pernambuco, Brazil 19th Century”

Please join Bruno R. Véras, York PhD student in History, as he presents, “Muslim Africans and the Candomblé in Pernambuco, Brazil 19th Century” at the Harriet Tubman Institute on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Research Institute from Continue reading African, Caribbean and Latin American Spiritual Belief Systems Series: “Muslim Africans and the Candomblé in Pernambuco, Brazil 19th Century”

Tubman Talks: A Labor of Love? Self-Help and the Rise of Postcolonial Patronage Politics in Kenya

Dr.Kara Moskowitz presents “A Labor of Love? Self-Help and the Rise of Postcolonial Patronage Politics in Kenya” on February 11, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00 p.m. “A Labor of Love?” examines decolonizing self-help programs in rural Kenya. Continue reading Tubman Talks: A Labor of Love? Self-Help and the Rise of Postcolonial Patronage Politics in Kenya

Tubman Talks: “European and African Colonialisms: Decoloring a Political Economy of Exploitation”

Dr. Awet T. Weldemichael will present, “European and African Colonialisms: Decoloring a Political Economy of Exploitation” on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Race became a salient feature of — and white racism analogous Continue reading Tubman Talks: “European and African Colonialisms: Decoloring a Political Economy of Exploitation”

Tubman Talks: “The Souls of Yoruba Folk: Indigeneity, Race and Critical Spiritual Literacy in the African Diaspora”

Dr. Temitope Adefarakan will present “The Souls of Yoruba Folk: Indigeneity, Race and Critical Spiritual Literacy in the African Diaspora” on Thursday, January 21, 2016 This paper explores the spiritual lives and experiences of 16 Africans of Yoruba descent in Canada, and Continue reading Tubman Talks: “The Souls of Yoruba Folk: Indigeneity, Race and Critical Spiritual Literacy in the African Diaspora”

Upcoming Tubman Talk: Conjugal Slavery in War Project – Jan 14, 2016

Join Annie Bunting and Emily Lockhart as they present the “Conjugal Slavery in War Project” funded by SSHRC, IOF AND IDRC. Bunting and Lockhart will provide an overview of their goals, introduce the countries and research partners involved, highlight broad themes, present interview findings to date, Continue reading Upcoming Tubman Talk: Conjugal Slavery in War Project – Jan 14, 2016