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Jun
21
Thu
Marvellous grounds: Remembering futures where we might survive Tickets
Jun 21 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

The Centre for Feminist Research Presents:
TRANS MATTERS Interdisciplinary Trans Studies Graduate Student Conference Keynote Lecture

Marvellous grounds:
Remembering futures where we might survive

Dr. Jin Haritaworn

Date: June 21, 2018
Time: 12:15-1:45PM
Location: OISE Library, 1st floor, 252 Bloor St West

Please click here for the ASL translation of the event announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgYBQEo3Pr8&feature=youtu.be

Summary:
As the longer history of murders of trans women and cis-men in and around the Church-Wellesley village, many of whom were people of colour, hits the mainstream news, these questions once again arise: Whose lives are worth missing? Whose disappearances from spaces imagined as gay or LGBT are worth reporting and investigating? How are notions of innocence and violence, and horizons of redress and transformation, complicated when the perpetrator is both a gay man associated with the degenerate/regenerating urban space of the “gay village,” and a white cis-man whom dominant voices in the village, and to some extent the media and police, register as “one of us”? And how do our activist scholarly practices of archiving, curating and programming serve to unmap or reinscribe these practices?

This talk draws on the work of the Marvellous Grounds collective (Choi ed 2017, Haritaworn, Moussa, Ware and Rodriguez forthcoming, Haritaworn, Moussa and Ware forthcoming, Kaur Panag and Rodriguez eds 2016), a queer and trans Black, Indigenous and people of colour mapping and archiving project coming out of York University. In this archive, the successful territorialization of the “gay village” becomes apparent as an effect of a carceral city that is not only neoliberal, but also racial and colonial, and that treats low-income trans women of colour in particular as excessive. To queer urban justice in a lethal environment that is fluent in the languages of diversity, and to prefigure futures that go beyond these murderous inclusions, means to remember differently, and to step into the unfinished legacies of those who are rarely missed, and whose removal has been constitutive of urban and academic spaces designated “gay,” “LGBT” and, increasingly, “trans”.

References
Choi, Alvis (ed) (2017), Bodies as Archives: QTBIPOC Art and Performance in Toronto, issue 2, UTP: http://marvellousgrounds.com.
Kaur Panag, Amandeep and Rodriguez, Rio (eds) (2016), QTBIPOC Space – Remapping Belonging in Toronto, issue 1, UTP: http://marvellousgrounds.com.
Haritaworn, Jin, Kaur Panag, Amandeep, Moussa, Ghaida, Rodriguez, Rio and Ware, Syrus Marcus (2016), in Lorinc, John et al (eds), “Marvellous Grounds: QTBIPOC counter-archiving against imperfect erasures,” Any Other Way, Toronto: Coach House Books.
Haritaworn, Jin, Moussa, Ghaida and Ware, Syrus Marcus, with Rodriguez, Rio (eds) (forthcoming), Queering Urban Justice, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Haritaworn, Jin, Moussa, Ghaida and Ware, Syrus Marcus (eds) (forthcoming), Marvellous Grounds, Toronto: Between the Lines.

Speaker bio:
Jin Haritaworn is Associate Professor of Gender, Race and Environment at York University. Their publications include two books, numerous articles (in journals such as GLQ and Society&Space), and several co/edited collections (including Queer Necropolitics and Queering Urban Justice). Their book, Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places (Pluto 2015), on queer Berlin, addresses both academic and non-academic readerships interested in queer of colour spaces and communities. Jin has keynoted in several fields on both sides of the Atlantic, including gender, sexuality and transgender studies, critical race and ethnic studies, and urban studies, and has made foundational contributions to various debates, including on gay imperialism, homonationalism, queer gentrification and criminalization, and trans and queer of colour space.

Co-sponsors: Department of Social Justice in Education at OISE, UofT; York University CUPE 3903 Trans Caucus, Department of Politics, Department of Social Science, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Graduate Women’s Studies Student Association, Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, SexGen York, Sexuality Studies, York Accessibility Fund, Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, & the Centre for Feminist Research.

This event is part of the TRANS MATTERS Interdisciplinary Trans Studies Graduate Student Conference, organized by the Centre for Feminist Research.

Accessibility & Attendance information:

Accessibility & Attendance information:
FREE EVENT.
Limited amount of tokens available. ASL interpretation provided.
Wheelchair accessible space. Accessible, universal washrooms.
Click HERE for directions: https://goo.gl/maps/sHWgWc1cL7R2

To RSVP, please email juliapyr@yorku.ca.

Jun
22
Fri
Holy Wild Tickets
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Centre for Feminist Research Presents:
TRANS MATTERS Interdisciplinary Trans Studies Graduate Student Conference Keynote Lecture

Holy Wild

Gwen Benaway

Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 11AM-12:30PM
Location: OISE Library, 1st floor, 252 Bloor St West

Please click here for the ASL translation of the event announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgYBQEo3Pr8&feature=youtu.be

Summary:

Holy Wild is a critical reflection on the embodied experience of Indigenous Queer and Trans subjects. Drawing on critical Indigenous and Trans scholarship, Holy Wild explores the contradictions, complexities, and impossibilities of being Indigenous, Trans, and Queer. I argue that mainstream Western Queerness is an extension of the colonial project, rooted in colonial thought and transmisogyny. Liberation for Indigenous and Trans subjects cannot arise from Queerness without a sustained engagement with the colonial past as well as the sexual economies of Queer desire. Using Indigenous storytelling and worldview, I interrogate the ways that Queerness does not hold Indigenous and trans experiences in their fullness. Holy Wild is a theoretical rupture of generative resistance. Unwilling to perform apology nor productiveness, this talk is intended to challenge the non-Indigenous Queer subject to a dialogue with their colonial depression.

Speaker bio:

Gwen Benaway is a trans girl poet of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She has published two collections of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead and Passage, and her third collection, Holy Wild, is forthcoming from BookThug in 2018. She has been described as the spiritual love child of Tomson Highway and Anne Sexton. She has received many distinctions and awards, including the Dayne Ogilvie Honour of Distinction for Emerging Queer Authors from the Writer’s Trust of Canada. Her poetry and essays have been published in national publications and anthologies, including The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine, CBC Arts, and many others.

Co-sponsors: Department of Social Justice in Education at OISE, UofT; York University CUPE 3903 Trans Caucus, Department of Politics, Department of Social Science, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Graduate Women’s Studies Student Association, Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, SexGen York, Sexuality Studies, York Accessibility Fund, Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, & the Centre for Feminist Research.

This event is part of the TRANS MATTERS Interdisciplinary Trans Studies Graduate Student Conference, organized by the Centre for Feminist Research.

Accessibility & Attendance information:

Accessibility & Attendance information:
FREE EVENT.
Limited amount of tokens available. ASL interpretation provided.
Wheelchair accessible space. Accessible, universal washrooms.
Click HERE for directions: https://goo.gl/maps/sHWgWc1cL7R2 
To RSVP, please email juliapyr@yorku.ca.

 

 

Jun
23
Sat
2018 Adrienne and Donna Pocock Memorial Golf Tournament Tickets
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
2018 Adrienne and Donna Pocock Memorial Golf Tournament @ Shawneeki Golf Club | East Gwillimbury | Ontario | Canada

Join us for our seventh annual golf tournament, which, to date, has contributed more than $15,000 to the Adrienne and Donna Pocock Memorial Award in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. Since its inception, the endowment has supported 41 students.

The cost of your ticket includes green fees, power cart, BBQ lunch, dinner, prizes and a $10,000 hole-in-one chance – $22 from each ticket sold will go towards the fund.

Additional Ways to Support the Fund
– Sponsor a hole for $100 and have a personalized sign placed prominently on one of the tee boxes
– Participate in the 50/50 putting contest
– Provide an item for the prize table
– Donate directly to the fund: online or In person at the tournament

Tournament Schedule
11:00am: Check-in & 50/50 putting contest
12:00pm: BBQ Lunch
1:00pm: Shotgun tee off. Scramble (rules provided)
4:00pm: Apres golf in the clubhouse
5:00pm: Dinner
6:00pm: Prizes – lots of prizes for skills, scoring and more

Specifics
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 11:00am
Location: Shawneeki Golf Course, 18543 Woodbine Avenue, Sharon, ON
Cost: $140.00

How to Register
Let us know you’re coming by registering online at: go.yorku.ca/pocock-18

How to Pay
You’ll pay the tournament fee on-site at the proshop on the day of the event. If you have any questions, contact Don Pocock at donpocock@rogers.com or by phone 416-587-8052 OR Kevin Sewell at kevinsewell@yahoo.com or by phone 416-421-2996.

Jun
27
Wed
CFR Presents: Speculation, Education and Literature, Dr. Barnita Bagchi Tickets
Jun 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
CFR Presents: Speculation, Education and Literature, Dr. Barnita Bagchi @ OISE Nexus Lounge | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

The Centre for Feminist Research Presents:

Speculation, Education and Literature:
Aspects of South Asian Women’s Writing in the 20th and 21st Centuries

By Dr. Barnita Bagchi
Introduced by Dr. Himani Bannerji

Wednesday, June 27
4:30 to 6 p.m.
OISE Nexus Lounge, 12th floor, 252 Bloor St. W.

Dr. Bagchi investigates utopian and dystopian writing by South Asian feminist and activist women, in particular Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, from the first half of the 20th century, Lila Majumdar, from the second half of the 20th century, and Vandana Singh, from contemporary times. Utopian and dystopian fiction are classifiable under the umbrella term speculative fiction, fiction with an apocalyptic or futuristic feel, which speculates with or takes risks with the reality it creates in the fiction. Much of Dr. Bagchi’s published research has analysed literary sources, especially speculative fiction, as integral parts of histories of women’s education, with education seen as both formal and informal, and as lifelong learning and self-development. While the history of women’s education is not an established field in South Asian studies, women’s history is, and Dr. Bagchi’s presentation situates itself within this tradition. With utopia articulating dreams of a better life and anticipations of the future, combining social and imaginative experimentation, my presentation seeks to synthesize non-Eurocentric feminist utopian studies, histories of women’s education, and comparative literary approaches.

Dr. Barnita Bagchi teaches and researches Comparative Literature at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Educated at Jadavpur University, India, and the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, she has published widely on utopia, histories of transnational and women’s education, and women’s writing in western Europe and south Asia. She directs the Utrecht Utopia Network (utrechtutopianetwork.nl), which, for example, recently hosted an international workshop in Utrecht on ‘Urban Utopias: Memory, Rights, and Speculation.’ Most recently, she has been awarded a British Academy Visiting Fellowship to conduct research on Transcultural Utopian Imagination and the Future: Tagore, Gandhi, and Indo-British Entanglements in the 1930s, at Lancaster University in late summer and early autumn 2018. Her books include the monograph Pliable Pupils and Sufficient Self-Directors: Narratives of Female Education by Five British Women Writers, 1778-1814 (New Delhi: Tulika, 2004), a part-translation with introduction, Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag: Two Feminist Utopias, by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (New Delhi: Penguin Classics, 2005), an edited volume, The Politics of the (Im)possible: Utopia and Dystopia Reconsidered (New Delhi, London, Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 2012), and the co-edited volume Connecting Histories of Education: Transnational Exchanges and Cross-Cultural Transfers in (Post)colonial Education, with Eckhardt Fuchs and Kate Rousmaniere (Berghahn Books, 2014). Her articles and chapters have appeared in volumes such as A History of the Indian Novel in English (Ed. Ulka Anjaria, New York: Cambridge Universtiy Press, 2016), and in journals such as Paedagogica Historica, Women’s History Review, and CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto.

Accessibility and attendance information:
Free event.
Wheelchair-accessible entrance, wheelchair-accessible elevator (south elevator).
Accessible washroom on 12th floor. All-gender washroom in Nexus lounge.
Click here for directions: goo.gl/maps/sHWgWc1cL7R2

To RSVP, email juliapyr@yorku.ca.

Jul
3
Tue
CREATE DAV Summer School 2018 Tickets
Jul 3 – Jul 6 all-day
CREATE DAV Summer School 2018 @ TBD | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Senior undergrads, if you’re interested in graduate studies in the following research areas, then this fully catered, free event is for you:

  • machine learning
  • data mining
  • signal processing
  • computer vision
  • geomatics engineering
  • computer graphics
  • virtual human modelling
  • serious games
  • natural language processing
  • human perception and cognition
  • visualization and design

The summer school will consist of wide-ranging talks on the theory and applications of data analytics and visualization given by program faculty and industry experts. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about cutting-edge research in the big data science and network with subject matter experts and fellow students from other countries.

Application deadline: March 26, 2018.