LIVING BLACK STUDIES is a two-day conference that aims to reimagine Black Studies in Canada. Looking within the Concordia community and beyond, LIVING BLACK STUDIES seeks to actively rethink how we teach, learn, and experience Blackness in our academic institutions and communities right now.
The event will begin on the evening of Friday, March 15 with the book launch of Black Writing Matters with conference guest Whitney French. The event continues Saturday with a full day of panels and workshops on the 9th floor of the Hall Building. The day will conclude with a keynote lecture by Black feminist philosopher and abolitionist Joy James, whose books include Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics, Seeking the Beloved Community: A Feminist Race Reader, and The Angela Davis Reader. For more information on the event and panels, check out the Facebook event here. Make sure to register (for free!) here.
Free meals will be provided by People’s Potato and Midnight Kitchen, including breakfast, lunch, and a dinner to be accompanied by a special guest DJ.