Black Life: A Toronto Teach-In on Black Studies, Literature, Visual Arts, and Disability Studies
Hosted by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University and moderated by Andrea Davis, this teach-in brings together five Toronto-based scholars and artists from York University, the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and OCAD University to discuss the ways in which their scholarship interprets and engages with the historic pasts and presents of Black life in Canada and other Black diasporas. Rather than centering the discussion of Black life as solely a narrative of tragedy or victimhood, this teach-in considers the interventions interdisciplinary Black scholars and scholarship make in elucidating questions of Black life and Black livingness. Christina Sharpe, Rinaldo Walcott, Idil Abdillahi, Andrea Fatona, and Canisia Lubrin will draw on their work with a variety of materials in Black Studies, Literature, Poetry, Visual Studies and Disability Studies to think about the challenges and possibilities of Black life within and beyond the present historical moment.
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