The Evolving Meanings of Blackness in Canada

July 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – July 23, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Andrea Davis

Project Lead: Andrea Davis
Event date/time/location: November 10, 2017: Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Austin Clarke, 6 - 9pm, Daniels Spectrum, Regent Park
November 11, 2017: Remembering Austin Clarke—Canadian Literature post-1960, 9am - 4:30pm, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto ON, M3J 1P3

The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, and the Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies offer a series of workshops highlighting the contributions of African Canadians to the economic, political and cultural development of Canada. The Evolving Meanings of Blackness in Canada Symposium launches the series on February 17-18, 2017, followed by a Caribana and Black Expressive Cultures workshop on July 21, 2017. The final event in the series is a conference in honour of the legacy of African Canadian author Austin Clarke on October 27-28, 2017.