ESSU, DTSU, WGSSU, CARSSU, TYPSA, R3 Artists Collective, Moyo Wa Africa, Seven Directions and Night at the Indies are proud to present the second annual Decolonizing Ours Minds conference: Decolonizing Our Minds: Reclaiming Toronto. This edition of DOM will feature 5 panels consisting speakers from the University of Toronto and community at large, with each focusing on distinct facets of Toronto. The panels will critically engage instances of inequity and oppression present in our city and discuss how these are or are not being redressed. Decolonizing Our Minds: Reclaiming Toronto will also provide individuals with an opportunity to liaise with numerous community groups and experience performances from some of Toronto’s most gifted local artists. Also, for the first time ever, DOM is proud to present an official after party!!!!
So come out and join us as we call on the community to band together and resist neocolonialism and the suppression of dissent in an attempt to decolonize our minds!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
10:00am - 6:00pm
William Doo Auditorium, New College, University of Toronto. 45 Willcocks (SW Corner of Willcocks and Spadina. Closest Subway Station: Spadina
10:00am – Seven Directions and R3 Artists Collective: Opening Remarks on the Process of Decolonization
10:30am – DTSU: Toronto Talks: Gentrification and the Diaspora of Regent Park
11:30am – Performance: Amai Kuda et Les Bois
11:45am – ESSU: Metaphors, Narratives, and Community Stories of Disability in Toronto
1:00pm – Lunch by Afghan Women's Catering Group
2:00pm – CARSSU: The Haitian Community and Toronto
3:00pm – Performance: R3 Artists Collective
3:15pm – WGSSU: Gender and Violence in Toronto’s Aboriginal Communities
4:15pm – Performance: TBA
4:30pm – TYPSA: Accessing Excellence in Education
5:30pm – Closing Remarks
Speakers include: Dr. Rod Michalko, Dr. Rachel Gorman, Eliza Chandler, Keren Braithwaite, Horace Henriques, Lindsay Foster, Liza Arnason, Dr. Robyn Bourgeois
DOM: After Party Info
Have a couple drinks and unwind with music, words of resistance, dance, fun and friends after a day of education and action!
Artists include: Amai Kuda et Les Bois, Pamela Levi, and local Toronto DJs!!!
When: 8:00pm - 1:00am
Where: Hart House Arbor Room
Featuring artists and performers from GTA
Co-hosted by the Equity Studies Student Union, Caribbean Studies Student Union, Diaspora & Transnational Student Union, Women & Gender Studies Student Union, the Transitional Year Program Student Association, R3 Artists Collective, Moyo Wa Africa, Seven Directions and Night at the Indies
***Lunch and Refreshments will be provided***
***Both the event and after party are accessible***
***There will be ASL interpreters present***