2019 Agnes Calliste African Heritage Lecture


Please save the date for the ninth annual Agnes Calliste African Heritage Lecture* scheduled for Thursday, February, 28th, 2019 from 7-9pm. This year we are excited to announce the 2019 lecture will be delivered by Dr. George J. Sefa Dei. The title of his talk is "Black Like Me: Reframing Blackness for Decolonial Politics." Dr. Dei’s address engages a [re]theorization of Blackness and Black solidarities from the vantage point as a Black/African scholar with a politics to affirm Black subjectivity and Indigeneity in a Diasporic context. Ghanaian-born George Sefa Dei is a renowned educator, researcher and writer who is considered by many as one of Canada’s foremost scholars on critical race and anti-racism studies. Currently, he is Professor of Social Justice Education and Director of the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend. The lecture will be recorded. Additional information will be listed as the date nears, including information on accommodations for anyone traveling to the talk. The lecture is in a barrier-free space, however we recognize that no space is completely accessible. Questions related to access are encouraged to ensure a positive and generative experience. Questions about the event can be emailed to Katie Aubrecht at caubrech@stfx.ca We appreciate if you share this information with your friends, colleagues and networks! *The lecture is organized by the Department of Sociology, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia in honour of the legacy of Dr. Agnes Calliste. As noted in the Canadian Sociological Association's 'In Memoriam' following her death Fall 2018: "[Dr. Calliste's] scholarship focused on the complex interrelation of work, race, ethnicity and gender in Canada. Her ground-breaking research with African-Canadian railway porters and Caribbean-Canadian nurses explored previously unexamined dimensions of our social history. Dr. Calliste studied not only the institutionalized oppression of such communities, but also their organized resistance." (http://www.csa-scs.ca/…/09/12/in-memoriam-dr-agnes-calliste/)


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Thu February 28, 2019 07:00 pm To: Thu - February 28, 2019
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