Join us on March 1 for the third event of Race Literacies: A Black Canadian Speakers Series, funded by the UBC Equity Enhancement Fund. Join Malinda Smith, Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta and David Austin, Professor of Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion Department at John Abbott College in Montreal.
March 1, 2016
St. John’s College (Wayfinding at UBC)
2111 Lower Mall
PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE – This event is not being held at the Liu Institute as previously advertised.
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Other UBC sponsors of Race Literacies include the Department of Language and Literacy Education, the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education, the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and the Jane Rule Endowment for the Study of Human Relationships.
Intersectionality Blues: Diversity is the New White
Malinda Smith, Professor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta
Prof. Malinda Smith is author of many book chapters and journal articles. She is the editor or co-editor of five books, including States of Race: Critical Race Feminism for the 21st Century (with Sherene Razack and Sunera Thobani),Critical Concepts: An Introduction to Politics (with Janine Brodie and Sandra Rein); and forthcoming books onRacialization, Indigeneity and the University (with Frances Henry et al.); and Nuances of Blackness in the Academy (with Handel Wright et al.). She is also the editor of two open access books, Beyond the Queer Alphabet (with Fatima Jaffer), and Indigenous Education and Indigenizing the Academy.
She has won many awards for her activism in the university and broader community. Most recently, she won the Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights inaugural ‘Human Rights Education Recognition Award’ (2013), and CAUT’s ‘Equity Award’ (2015).
Solidarity Blues: From the Plantation to the Plant to the Prison
David Austin, Professor of Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion Department at John Abbott College in Montreal.
Prof. David Austin is the author of numerous articles and books on the Caribbean, Black diasporic and African thought and political history, including his recent book, Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security and Sixties Montreal, for which he was awarded the Casa de las Américas Prize in 2014, and You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James (Editor).
He has also produced two radio documentaries for CBC’s Ideas: C.L.R. James: The Black Jacobin and Frantz Fanon: The Wretched of the Earth. He currently teaches in the Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion Department at John Abbott College in Montreal.