Murdered and Missing Women in Canada and Guatemala. With Wanda Nanibush and Regina Galindo.

March 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Accolade East Building, Room 207

Nanibush and Galindo

Murdered and Missing Women in Canada and Guatemala.  With Wanda Nanibush and Regina Galindo.

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Place: Accolade East 207

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

We’re pleased to announce our final Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series event as part of our year-long investigation of the theme “Decolonizing Panamerica: Performance, Activism, Indigeneity” (see below and attached poster). We will welcome two dynamic speakers, Wanda Nanibush and Regina Jose Galindo, who will address the topic of Murdered and Missing Women in Canada and Guatemala.

Event:              Murdered and Missing Women in Canada and Guatemala

Speakers:         Wanda Nanibush and Regina Jose Galindo

Location:         Accolade East 207

When:              10:00-11:30, Tuesday, March 23

Speaker bios:

WANDA NANIBUSH, “Violence No More: The Rise of Indigenous Women"

Wanda Nanibush is an Anishinaabe-kwe image and word warrior, curator and community organizer living in her territory of Chimnissing. Currently, Nanibush is a guest curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario and is touring her exhibition The Fifth World, which opened January 2016 at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. The island life allows her to finish upcoming projects, including two films: A Love Letter to My People, and a documentary on Gerald Vizenor, her new book called Violence No More (Arp Press), and an anthology of Indigenous Curatorial Writing and more.

REGINA JOSE GALINDO, “Thread in Time: Performance in the Space of Violence”

An internationally acclaimed visual artist specializing in performance art, Galindo is known for pushing her body to the limit to create powerful public works that challenge the inequalities and atrocities that have become commonplace across the globe, and particularly in Guatemala, which is still confronting the legacy of thirty-six years of civil war and genocide, and has one of the world’s the highest rates of femicide. Her work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and she has received numerous awards and honours, including the Golden Lion for the best artist under 35 from the 51st Venice Biennale (2005). Galindo is also a poet: in 2016 she published a new collection of poetry, Telaraña (El Pensativo).


This year’s Speaker Series is collaboration between York's MA/PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies, the Department of Theatre, and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). We are grateful for the support of our sponsors: York’s Department of Theatre, Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies, Performance Studies (Canada) Project, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, Canadian Consortium on Performance and Politics in the Americas, Office of the Vice-Provost Academic, Pan Am/Parapan Am Games @ York, Dean Shawn Brixey and the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, and Dean Barbara Crow and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Thanks as well to Trevor Schwellnus and Aluna Theatre.

Michael Greyeyes, Laura Levin, Carlota McAllister, Marlis Schweitzer (co-curators, 2015-16 speaker series)