Toronto Media Co-op

Local Independent News

More independent news:
Do you want free independent news delivered weekly? sign up now
Can you support independent journalists with $5? donate today!

Toronto, University of Toronto

ESSU presents: Decolonizing Our Minds 2014

Identities, Collectivities and Imagined Communities


10:00am
- 5:00pm
Saturday February 8 2014

Venue: William Doo Auditorium, University of Toronto
Address: 45 Wilcocks St.
Cost: *FREE FREE FREE
Accessibility: Building is accessible. Gender neutral washrooms.

» View map
» More information

 

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO EQUITY STUDIES STUDENT UNION PRESENTS

DECOLONIZING OUR MINDS 2014: IDENTITIES, COLLECTIVITIES & IMAGINED COMMUNITIES

https://www.facebook.com/events/1415342648710470/
 

Over the past six years, the Equity Studies Students’ Union has annually hosted the Decolonizing Our Minds conference so as to identify and interrogate the ways in which different groups of people practice resistance. This year we examine how identities are actively negotiated and constructed, ultimately bringing together “non-traditional” communities against colonial domination and structural oppression.

Although colonialism and neocolonialism have led to the imposition of particular identity markers, individuals have been increasingly re-appropriating the processes of identity formation to create their own sense of “self.” Identities are thus constantly in flux, contested relationally and contextually. We seek to understand the attempts to define one’s own identity as a means to disrupting hegemonic discourses and dominant paradigms. We then look at how similar narratives and personal histories generate collective identities and espouse solidarities. Finally, we analyze collective identities as the foundation for communities of resistance.
 

Saturday February 8, 2014

William Doo Auditorium (45 Willcocks Street)

10:00AM - 5PM

 

 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

* Halal and vegetarian options will be available *
Help us reduce our waste. We encourage everyone to bring their own Tupperware.
 

* For any accessibility concerns or questions please email uoft.essu@gmail.com *

Building is accessible. Gender-neutral washrooms are available. ASL interpreting will be provided.
Child-minding will be provided.

* THIS IS A FREE EVENT. ALL ARE WELCOME *

Organizer:jfaygldmn@gmail.com

Socialize:
Want more grassroots coverage?
Join the Media Co-op today.
237 words
Join the media co-op today
Things the Media Co-op does: Support
Things the Media Co-op does: Report
Things the Media Co-op does: Network
Things the Media Co-op does: Educate
Things the Media Co-op does: Discover
Things the Media Co-op does: Cooperate
Things the Media Co-op does: Build
Things the Media Co-op does: Amplify

User login


Google+
Subscribe to the Dominion $25/year

The Media Co-op's flagship publication features in-depth reporting, original art, and the best grassroots news from across Canada and beyond. Sign up now!