Tubman Talks: “Some Observations on the Nature of Slavery in Late Sixteenth-Century Aleppo”, 26 January 2017

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

Tubman Talks: “The Alchemy of Sport and the Role of Media in the Education of Black Youth” 19 January 2017

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: “Building Black and Indigenous Alliances for Health and Wellbeing”, 5 January 2017

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: “Sustainability and the Digital Ecosystem: Best Practices for the Digital Humanist,” 16 March 2017

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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 16 March 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from  2:30-4:30 p.m. Abstract The Digital Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Sustainability and the Digital Ecosystem: Best Practices for the Digital Humanist,” 16 March 2017

Tubman Talks: “March to Freedom: The Prison Industrial Complex in Canada” – November 24, 2016

“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” – November 24, 2016

Tubman Talks – “Reflections on a Modern Day Renaissance in Africa and Connections to the African Diaspora in Canada, since the 1950s”

Dr. Donald G. Simpson will present a paper entitled, “Reflections on a Modern Day Renaissance in Africa and Connections to the African Diaspora in Canada, since the 1950s”, on November 17, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30- 4:30. Continue reading Tubman Talks – “Reflections on a Modern Day Renaissance in Africa and Connections to the African Diaspora in Canada, since the 1950s”

Reading Black Canada – “Brown Girl in the Ring” by Nalo Hopkinson – November 22, 2016

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 – November 22, 2016

Conjugal Slavery in War Project presents — Forced ‘Marriage’ in African Conflicts: Conversations with Activist Researchers — November 16

The Conjugal Slavery in War Project, led by York University professor Annie Bunting, focuses on forced marriage in conflict situations in west and central African countries. From 14-16 November, 2016 representatives of community-based organizations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, the Continue reading Conjugal Slavery in War Project presents — Forced ‘Marriage’ in African Conflicts: Conversations with Activist Researchers — November 16

Tubman Talks: “The Trouble with “Heroes”: Deconstructing Mozambican National Narratives in the Writing of Mia Couto and Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa”

Dr. Irene Marques will present a paper entitled, “The Trouble with “Heroes”: Deconstructing Mozambican National Narratives in the Writing of Mia Couto and Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa,” November 10, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:30.  Abstract We want Continue reading Tubman Talks: “The Trouble with “Heroes”: Deconstructing Mozambican National Narratives in the Writing of Mia Couto and Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa”

Tubman Talks: “Monrovia Modern: Urban Forms and the Political Imagination in West Africa”

Dr. Danny Hoffman will present a paper entitled, “Monrovia Modern: Urban Forms and the Political Imagination in West Africa,” October 13, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract Monrovia, Liberia, like cities across the Global South, Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Monrovia Modern: Urban Forms and the Political Imagination in West Africa”