“Decolonizing Conference” CIARS 2016

DECOLONIZING CONFERENCE” CIARS 2016

NOVEMBER 3∙4∙5∙ 2016. OISE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 252 BLOOR ST. W

The Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS) brings together faculty, students and community organizations whose research interests and political commitments are in anti-racism and critical race studies. In collaboration with New College, Equity Studies (University of Toronto) and the Harriet Tubman Institute (York University), CIARS is pleased to announce its three-day international conference to lead critical discussions on the theme of “Race, Anti-Racism and Indigeneity: Anti-Colonial Resurgence and Decolonial Resistance”.

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of CIARS and 10th Anniversary of the “Decolonizing the Spirit”, the “Decolonizing Conference” intends to bring together a range of international and local scholars, activists, and artists. The focus will be to reframe the way anti-racism and critical race studies are tied to questions of Indigeneity and decolonization. As anti-racism and critical race thinkers, it is imperative that we challenge liberal articulations that negate the saliency of Land, bodies, and knowledges. We ask: how do we differentially engage sites of knowledge production (material and ideological spaces such as academic institutions) to understanding settler colonialism? How do Land, bodies, and knowledges help open up conversations on Indigeneity and decolonization?

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