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Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading Black Canada - "Brown Girl in the Ring" by Nalo Hopkinson,  22 November 2016 @ Yorkgate Mall - York Community Engagement Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
You are cordially invited to Reading Black Canada, a community-based book club discussion. On this occasion, we will focus on the award winning novel Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson. This event is presented by Spotlighting and Promoting African Continue reading Reading Black Canada – “Brown Girl in the Ring” by Nalo Hopkinson, 22 November 2016
Nov 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Tubman Talks: "March to Freedom: The Prison Industrial Complex in Canada" 24 November 2016 @ Resource Centre - 314 York Lanes | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
“March to Freedom”: The Prison Industrial Complex in Canada — A Conversation with 180 Change Street In 2010, 180 Change Street started the “March to Freedom” project as an initiative that examines the role and impact of the prison industrial Continue reading Tubman Talks: “March to Freedom: The Prison Industrial Complex in Canada” 24 November 2016
Tubman Talks:  "Sustainability and the Digital Ecosystem: Best Practices for the Digital Humanist," 1 December 2016 @ Resource Centre - 314 York Lanes | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Anna St. Onge, Stacy Allison-Cassin, Andrea Kosavic, and Mona Elayyan will give a talk entitled “Sustainability and the digital ecosystem: best practices for the digital humanist’ on 1 December 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from  2:30-4:30 p.m. Abstract The Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Sustainability and the Digital Ecosystem: Best Practices for the Digital Humanist,” 1 December 2016
Tubman Talks:  "Building Black and Indigenous Alliances for Health and Wellbeing" 5 January 2017 @ Tubman Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Dr. Ciann L. Wilson will give a talk entitled, “Building Black and Indigenous Alliances for Health and Wellbeing” on 5 January 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Abstract This presentation begins by contextualizing the history of relationships Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Building Black and Indigenous Alliances for Health and Wellbeing” 5 January 2017
Tubman Talks: “The Alchemy of Sport and the Role of Media in the Education of Black Youth” 19 January 2017 @ Resource Centre - Room 314 York Lanes | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Dr. Carl E. James will present a paper entitled, “The Alchemy of Sport and the Role of Media in the Education of Black Youth”, on January 19, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract In this Continue reading Tubman Talks: “The Alchemy of Sport and the Role of Media in the Education of Black Youth” 19 January 2017
Tubman Talks: “Some Observations on the Nature of Slavery in late Sixteenth-Century Aleppo”, 26 January 2017 @ Resource Centre - Room 314 York Lanes | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah will present a paper entitled, “Some Observations on the Nature of Slavery in late Sixteenth-Century Aleppo,” on January 26, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract “Our understanding of slavery in the Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Some Observations on the Nature of Slavery in late Sixteenth-Century Aleppo”, 26 January 2017
Workshop: The Black Social Economy @ York U-TD Community Engagement Centre, Suite 232
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Workshop: The Black Social Economy @ York U-TD Community Engagement Centre, Suite 232 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:00 pm
“Institutional and Community Partnerships: Representing Ugandan Heritage Ethnic and Memorial Sites through a Social Media Project” @ 314 York Lanes, Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Mary Leigh Morbey, Maureen Senoga, Michelle Sengara and Mary Pat O’Meara will present a paper entitled, “Institutional and Community Partnerships: Representing Ugandan Heritage Ethnic and Memorial Sites through a Social Media Project”. Abstract This research project, a partnership between the Continue reading “Institutional and Community Partnerships: Representing Ugandan Heritage Ethnic and Memorial Sites through a Social Media Project”
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 18 @ 4:30 pm
Symposium: "The Evolving Meaning of Blackness in Canada" @ Founders Assembly Hall, Rm 152 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
5:30 pm
Mar 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Tubman Talks: “Misoprostol: The Social life of a life-saving drug in Senegal” @ 314 York Lanes, Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Dr. Margaret MacDonald will present a paper entitled, “Misoprostol: The Social life of a life-saving drug in Senegal”, on March 2, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract My focus in this paper is a drug Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Misoprostol: The Social life of a life-saving drug in Senegal”
"The Young Inventors Initiative" - March Break Camp at Tubman
12:00 am
The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas in collaboration with Tech Spark presents the Young Inventors Initiative a new March Break camp for high school students (aged 16-18) living in the Black Creek Community. Through innovative Continue reading “The Young Inventors Initiative” – March Break Camp at Tubman
March Break Concert -- "Voices of the Diaspora" 15 March 2017
5:00 pm
Please join us for Black History Month in March! On Wednesday March 15th, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale (Tubman Artist in Residence), Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Service and the West End Black History Month Planning Committee will present presentation Continue reading March Break Concert — “Voices of the Diaspora” 15 March 2017
Tubman Talks:  "Sustainability and the Digital Ecosystem: Best Practices for the Digital Humanist," 16 March 2017 @ Resource Centre - 314 York Lanes | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Anna St. Onge, Stacy Allison-Cassin, Andrea Kosavic, and Mona Elayyan will give a talk entitled “Sustainability and the digital ecosystem: best practices for the digital humanist’ on 1 December 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from  2:30-4:30 p.m. Abstract The Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Sustainability and the Digital Ecosystem: Best Practices for the Digital Humanist,” 16 March 2017
Mar 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Tubman Talks - Troubling Nostalgia:  Reading the “Untold Stories” of Indians in Africa @ 314 York Lanes, Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Abstract This paper considers two literary texts that attempt to resurrect the often-overlooked histories of Indians in Africa: M.G. Vassanji’s Uhuru Street and Tasneem Jamal’s Where the Air Is Sweet. While Vassanji focuses on a community of Indian shopkeepers in Continue reading Tubman Talks – Troubling Nostalgia: Reading the “Untold Stories” of Indians in Africa
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Performing Diaspora Film Screening: "I Know a Man...Ashley Bryan" @ Underground Restaurant, Student Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
1:00 pm
Dear Tubman Family and Friends, The Performing Diaspora committee invites you to a free screening of the film, “I Know a Man…Ashley Bryan” on Thursday, March 30, from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at the Underground Restaurant (located in the York Continue reading Performing Diaspora Film Screening: “I Know a Man…Ashley Bryan”
Tubman Talks: "History in the Lab: An Overview and Analysis of Teaching Digital History" @ 314 York Lanes, Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Abstract Can history be taught in a computer lab?  In 2016-17, York University launched its first course in digital history. This presentation will review and analyze this pilot course. This course provides students with an introduction to key digital technologies Continue reading Tubman Talks: “History in the Lab: An Overview and Analysis of Teaching Digital History”
Tubman Talks: “Portraits of a Lady: Complicating Characterizations of Women in Ancient Egypt” @ 314 York Lanes, Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Dr. Jean Li will present a paper entitled, “Portraits of a Lady: Complicating Characterizations of Women in Ancient Egypt.” Abstract Normative portrayals of ancient Egyptian women tend to emphasize their subordinate social position through their dependency on male relatives for Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Portraits of a Lady: Complicating Characterizations of Women in Ancient Egypt”
May 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
"Black Tunisians awake after 2011 - but who are they?" - 30 May 2017 @ Stedman Lecture Hall, 120 E | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Slavery Old and New is a joint research initiative which examines the legal conceptualization of labour exploitation. Through an interdisciplinary, transnational and historical methodology, this project draws on a variety of disciplines, spaces in time, and places around the world, Continue reading “Black Tunisians awake after 2011 – but who are they?” – 30 May 2017
Tubman Talks: “From Green Gold to Ganja: The Enduring Legacy of the Plantation Economy in the Eastern Caribbean,” -- 21 September 2017 @ Tubman Resource Centre - 314 York Lanes | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Abstract Kevin Edmonds will present a paper entitled, “From Green Gold to Ganja: The Enduring Legacy of the Plantation Economy in the Eastern Caribbean.” This talk will focus on the economic dynamics, which have contributed to the explosive growth in the Eastern Continue reading Tubman Talks: “From Green Gold to Ganja: The Enduring Legacy of the Plantation Economy in the Eastern Caribbean,” — 21 September 2017
Book Launch: Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice @ Solarium, Falconer Hall, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Book Launch: Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice @ Solarium, Falconer Hall, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
5:00 pm
Join us on Thursday, September 28, 2017 as Annie Bunting and Joel Quirk, launch their edited collection entitled, Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice. Refreshments will be served.
Oct 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Tubman Talks: "The Making of a Woodist/Jumbie Aesthetic" - 12 October 2017 @ Resource Centre - 314 York Lanes | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Mali Olatunji and Paget Henry will present a paper entitled, “The Making of a Woodist/Jumbie Aesthetic.” Abstract Mali Olatunji, photographer and aesthetician, is the creative inspiration behind an original breakthrough in visual arts of Antigua and Barbuda, and also the Continue reading Tubman Talks: “The Making of a Woodist/Jumbie Aesthetic” – 12 October 2017
Young Inventors Augmented Reality Weekend Workshop @ Resource Centre - 314 York Lanes
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm
Young Inventors Augmented Reality Weekend Workshop @ Resource Centre - 314 York Lanes | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
9:30 am
The Sensorium Augmented Reality Lab and Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas present the Young Inventors Augmented Reality Weekend Workshop for high school students (aged 16-18). The workshop is supported by Fulbright Canada’s Community Leadership Project. Continue reading Young Inventors Augmented Reality Weekend Workshop
Announcement: International Conference, "Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique", 27- 28 October 2017 @ Fortaleza de Maputo
12:00 am
Dear Colleagues, Thank you, once again, for supporting the Second International Conference of the Oficina de História-Moçambique (Oct 27-28/2017, Fortaleza de Maputo, Mozambique). As you know the theme for this year’s conference is “Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique”. It Continue reading Announcement: International Conference, “Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique”, 27- 28 October 2017
Tubman Talks: “Linking Open Historical Data of the African Diaspora: Methods of Database Design and the Language of Metadata Repositories,” 2 November 2017 @ Tubman Resource Centre, YL 314 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Dr. Henry B. Lovejoy will present a paper entitled, “Linking Open Historical Data of the African Diaspora: Methods of Database Design and the Language of Metadata Repositories.” Abstract African diaspora history has a robust series of digital projects that are Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Linking Open Historical Data of the African Diaspora: Methods of Database Design and the Language of Metadata Repositories,” 2 November 2017
Tubman Talks: "The Treasury of Weary Souls" -- 9 November 2017 @ 314 York Lanes | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
Dr. Michael Ralph will present a paper entitled, “The Treasury of Weary Souls.” Abstract: The Treasury of Weary Souls contains more than 1300 policy records of enslaved workers in America’s most lucrative and dangerous antebellum industries. After the slave trade Continue reading Tubman Talks: “The Treasury of Weary Souls” — 9 November 2017
Book Launch: "Boomerang Ethics: How Racism Affects Us All" by Joseph Mensah & Christopher Williams, 15 November 2017 @ Founders College Senior Common Room (305) | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
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.   About the Authors Professor Joseph Mensah Continue reading Book Launch: “Boomerang Ethics: How Racism Affects Us All” by Joseph Mensah & Christopher Williams, 15 November 2017
2:30 pm
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” Abstract: In constructing a political biography of a legislative councillor 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
Tubman Talks: “Irrelevant No More? Wrestling with Diasporic Thought in the Great White North," - 23 November 2017 @ Tubman Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2:30 pm
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