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: “Our Community Speaks: Research Profiles of Community Partners”

Tubman’s community partners will present their research goals and social objectives on October 20, 2016 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Jane Finch Concerned Citizens Organization Mission: The JFCCO intends to memorialize the legacy of peoples of  African descent in Canada. We Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Our Community Speaks: Research Profiles of Community Partners”

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”

Tubman Talks: “Beyond the Lonely Londoners: Black British Women Writers Gendering and Racing the Caribbean in London

Dr. Andrea Davis will present a paper entitled, “Beyond The Lonely Londoners: Black British Women Writers Gendering and Racing the Caribbean in London,” on September 29, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract This paper examines Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Beyond the Lonely Londoners: Black British Women Writers Gendering and Racing the Caribbean in London

Tubman Talks: “In/visibility: Black Bodies in Canada—Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”

Michele Johnson will present a paper entitled, “In/visibility: Black Bodies in Canada—Historical and Contemporary Perspectives” on 5 May 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00. Immediately following will be the launch of Dan Grafton Hill III: Proceedings of a symposium on Continue reading Tubman Talks: “In/visibility: Black Bodies in Canada—Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”

Tubman Talks: “Protecting Their Wealth: Female Self-Endowment in 19th Century Luanda”

Dr. Vanessa Oliveira will present a paper entitled, “Protecting their Wealth: Female Self-Endowment in 19th Century Luanda”on 28 April 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00. Bio Vanessa S. Oliveira received her Ph.D from York University and holds a Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Protecting Their Wealth: Female Self-Endowment in 19th Century Luanda”