SPECIAL BLACK STUDIES WORK SHOP
Segal Business school, 500 West Hastings in Vancouver at the corner of Granville.
For three days, 1-3 May, Black Studies scholars from across Canada, and beyond will meet
This meeting is called and hosted by Dr. Afua Cooper, the Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair in the Department of Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University, as part of the Chair’s academic/community outreach.
This is a ground-breaking workshop and it will provide a space where scholars of various disciplines working on Black Studies come together to engage in critical dialogue about the state of Black Canadian Studies, and other issues facing them.
In the past three decades, Black Canadian Studies, that is, the scholarly inquiry of the Black or African-descended portion of the Canadian population, has experienced much growth. Yet, there is a feeling that it has not received the institutional and financial support crucial for its consolidation. This proposed workshop, Knowledge Production and the Black Experience in Canada will be a meeting of the leading scholars, mainly Canadian, but also international, who work in the multidisciplinary field of Black Canadian Studies. These professionals now constitute a critical mass of scholars in the field. The workshop will at the Segal Business School at SFU downtown.
Dr. Cooper is a leading historian of Black Canada and the author of the Hanging of Angélique. She recently curated an exhibit on BC’s Black history, Black Communities in British Columbia, 1858-2008 as part of the 150th anniversary of the founding of British Columbia as a colony. This exhibit is on display at the Teck Gallery, HarbourCentre, Vancouver.
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