Decolonization, Performance and Social Movements in the Caribbean and Canada (1968-1988).

October 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – October 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
York University

Decolonization, Performance and Social Movements in the Caribbean and Canada (1968-1988).

October 24-26, York University, Toronto.

In response to increased inequality, dispossession and violence, scholars, artists, students and community members from the Caribbean and North America discuss decolonization between 1968-88 through the lens of performance and ask what this period’s repertoire of knowledge has to offer decolonial visions and struggles in the present.

Hands-On Performance Workshops with Diane Roberts and Camille Turner October 24, (Diane Roberts) 1:00-3:00 PM, Dance Annex, 527 Bloor W.; (Camille Turner) 3:00-6:00 PM Media Commons Theatre, University of Toronto, Robarts Library 3rd Fl., 130 St. George St.

Opening Reception and Book Launch of The Coup Clock Clicks by Brian Meeks; Featuring Readings by Carol Lawes,Lillian Allen, Canisia Lubrin, Oonya Kempadoo; Music by Amai Kuda et Les Bois October 24, 6:30-9:30 PM, A Different Booklist, 779 Bathurst St.

Keynote Lecture: Erna Brodber, Jamaican Writer and Activist “After the Looking Glass” October 25, 6:30-8:00 PM, George Ignatieff Theater, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue

Panels and Roundtables  (Program Available)
October 25-26, 9:00 AM-5:00 OM, 305 Founders College, York University

**All Events Are Free and Open to the Public**

Sponsored by:
Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora, York University; Deans, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Education, York University; Chair, Department of Humanities, York University; CERLAC, York University; CFR, York University; African and African Diaspora Knowledge Initiative Project, Brown University; Humanities Research Institute, Brock University; Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto, Reclaiming Justice: Memory and Memorialization of Violence.

For More Information Contact:
Heather Evans (Coordinator)

Organized by:

Organized by:
B. Anthony Bogues, Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Brown University.

Ronald Cummings, Associate Professor, English, Language and Literature, Brock University.

Honor Ford-Smith, Associate Professor, Cultural and Artistic Practices for Social and Environmental Justice, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University