Candid Conversations: A critical discourse of Blackness in Canada
“Candid Conversations: A critical discourse of Blackness in Canada”
This event seeks to shed light on the erasure of black culture and presence in Canada, and around the world as a result of colonization, white supremacy, and western imperialism.
The all-female panel will be comprised of black scholars who will share their experiences and expertise through an intersectional lens. The panel is guaranteed to be thought-provoking and start a conversation around the need to celebrate black culture on campus and in our communities.
Canisia Lubrin has published poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and criticism. Her debut poetry collection, Voodoo Hypothesis, traverses time and space, exploring topics of race, oppression and colonialism through a folkloric lens. Lubrin’s work is dedicated to speaking truth to power and future works from this writer promise to run along the same wavelength.
Huda Hassan is a writer from Toronto. She has published essays and cultural criticism for Pitchfork, Hazlitt Magazine, Quill & Quire, The Fader, The National Post, BuzzFeed, Gawker, and more. She is currently a doctoral student (ABD) and teacher at University of Toronto’s Women and Gender Studies Institute. Her research focus includes Black cultural studies, media studies, transnational black feminisms, diaspora studies, and African studies. She is currently a mentoring editor for in:cite journal, a youth-led peer-reviewed journal focussing on queer, feminist, and decolonial creative and academic writing.
Funké Aladejebi researches African Canadian history and holds a PhD in Canadian History from York University. Her dissertation titled, ‘Girl You Better Apply to Teachers’ College: The History of Black Canadian Women Educators in Ontario, 1940s – 1980s, won the Mary McEwan Memorial Award for an outstanding feminist scholarship at York University (2017). Funké Aladejebi has also published articles in Ontario History and Education Matters.