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Sep
25
Wed
FREE drop-in yoga classes Tickets
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm

Mark your calendar!!! Starting Monday, September 16th, do your body some good by coming to our FREE drop-in yoga classes. Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Sep
30
Mon
FREE drop-in yoga classes Tickets
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm

Mark your calendar!!! Starting Monday, September 16th, do your body some good by coming to our FREE drop-in yoga classes. Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Oct
7
Mon
FREE drop-in yoga classes Tickets
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm

Mark your calendar!!! Starting Monday, September 16th, do your body some good by coming to our FREE drop-in yoga classes. Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Oct
21
Mon
affect / effect – an exhibition of paintings and prints by Vaiva Slapsys Tickets
Oct 21 – Oct 31 all-day
Apart, together, Vaiva Slapsys, 2018, 73x83, acrylic and thread on raw canvas

Apart, together, Vaiva Slapsys, 2018, 73×83, acrylic and thread on raw canvas

affect / effect… features large scale abstract paintings and prints by 4th year Visual Art Studio student Vaiva Slapsys.

Everything that we do as people has an effect on someone else, and everything that we come into contact with affects us is some way.  Our emotions are constantly shifting, able to be flipped one way or another in the blink of an eye, delicate and forever changing, easy to manipulate, affected by all that is around us.  Although we all experience the unpredictability of our emotions as a normal part of our every day lives, we are often asked to put these feelings away as invalid or unimportant, and rarely do we have the opportunity to explore how we are feeling and truly reflect on it.

My work focuses on these emotional effects that we express with our bodies, and how that expression can, in turn, affect another.  Using large motions with brushes, my hands, other various assorted tools, and pouring methods, my canvas is stained and marked in immediate ways that reflect the emotions that I feel while I work, and invite viewers to connect with these emotions and reflect on what it brings up for them.  The size of the work envelops the viewer, allowing them to wholly sit with what they feel and to give them the opportunity to reflect.  My work also includes intricate detail through the use of sewing, embroidery and detail painting work that asks the viewer to come closer, to pay attention, and to really allow themselves to be engrossed by what they see and what they feel.

The show will also include print media that complements the large abstract paintings.  My print-making focuses on the effect that a place or time can have on memory.  Nostalgic screen prints filled with photographic imagery, whimsical colours and both representational and abstract shapes, bring us back to a specific time or place in our memories and ask viewers to reflect on what kinds of feelings are being harboured there.

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm

Admission is free and all are welcome.

 

The State of Not Knowing – works on paper by Ernesto Hidalgo and Deanna Gisborne Tickets
Oct 21 – Oct 31 all-day
My Body by Deana Gisborne (2019), 43’ x 39.5’, Graphite on Paper

My Body by Deana Gisborne (2019), 43’ x 39.5’, Graphite on Paper

The State of Not Knowing is an exhibition works on paper by Ernesto Hidalgo (print media) and Deanna Gisborne (painting & drawing).

Artist statement: Ultimately, a search for our complicated identities is at the heart of our work, whether this is manifested by obscuring the body, multiplying form, collapsing into a writhing vortex or creating dream-like worlds where animals and humans intersect. We try to reconcile contradictions in ourselves, made possible through the unbounded language of art. All of this probing of the self-conscious mind is expressed in bodies, trying from all angles to reach that same conclusion and achieve resolution: Who am I, and how can I grasp this ever-evolving self?  This question is, of course, unanswerable, but we continue this cycle indefinitely, because we are human, and we are curious.

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Thursday, 9am – 4:00pm

Free admission

Felt, by Ernest Hidalgo (2019) Screen print on rag paper; mounted on foamcore. 20” x 28”

Felt, by Ernest Hidalgo (2019) Screen print on rag paper; mounted on foamcore. 20” x 28”

FREE drop-in yoga classes Tickets
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 28 @ 3:00 pm

Mark your calendar!!! Starting Monday, September 16th, do your body some good by coming to our FREE drop-in yoga classes. Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Oct
22
Tue
CFR Presents: “Bearing Witness, Holding Space: Black Caribbean Migrant Women and The Literacies of Belonging” talk by Warren Harding (Oct 22, 2019) Tickets
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Bearing Witness, Holding Space: Black Caribbean Migrant Women and The Literacies of Belonging

 

Talk by CFR Visiting Graduate Student and CERLAC Visiting Researcher Warren Harding

 

Chaired by CFR Director Dr. Enakshi Dua

 

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Time: 12-1:30pm

Location: 280A York Lanes, York University, 4700 Keele St

Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible space, gender-neutral & gender-segregated washrooms. York Lanes is not a scent-free environment. FREE event. All are welcome.

Please RSVP to juliapyr@yorku.ca.

Warren Harding speaks to the ways in which late twentieth-century Black Caribbean migrant women use their creative expressions to develop spaces that interrogate meanings for belonging, both on and beyond the page.

 

Caribbean women writers and cultural producers enact “bearing witness” and “holding space” as practices that radically transform literary, performative, cultural, and everyday practices of belonging. Interiority, relationality, imagination, materialization, and mobility are integral themes between these women’s gendered, raced, migrant, and Caribbean experiences.

 

Four questions guide this research: 1) How do Black Caribbean migrant women writers and cultural producers’ embodiments of “bearing witness” and “holding space” create a radical politics of belonging? 2) How do these embodiments expand what it means to belong in spite of heteropatriarchal, anti-Black, nativist, and colonial enactments on the world? 3) How can fieldwork enhance the study of Black women’s literary and cultural productions? 4) How do Black Caribbean migrant women’s experiences reshape the discourses of language and nation between the African and Caribbean diasporas?

Warren Harding is a PhD candidate (ABD) in the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University and a Visiting graduate student with CFR. 

 

While pursuing his PhD, he earned an A.M. in Comparative Literature at Brown through the Open Graduate Education Program and an A.M. in Africana Studies. Warren also earned a B.A. with Honors in Africana Studies and History from Oberlin College where he was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. He is currently conducting fieldwork in Toronto on twentieth-century Black Anglophone Caribbean migrant women in Toronto where he is researching the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection at the Toronto Public Library and conducting interviews with Black Caribbean migrant women writers, publishers, and performers in Toronto.

 

Co-Sponsors: Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) and the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples at York University.

 

Bearing Witness Oct 22, 2019 – reader friendly

Bearing Witness poster, October 22

Career Lounge Tickets
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Pop-in with a quick question or bring a career document to work on and stay awhile. No registration or time limit!

Our Career Peer Educators will be on hand to help with:

  • Resume & Cover Letters
  • Job Searching & Networking
  • Interview Skills & Preparation
  • LinkedIn: Building a Profile & Job Searching
  • Exploring What You Can do With Your Degree
  • Resources at the Career Centre and on Campus
  • Navigating the Career Centre Website
  • Any other career questions you have!
Mindful Meditation Workshop Tickets
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Mindful Meditation Workshop @ Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-Time Students | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Scott Pope, from P​ersonal C​ounsel​ling S​ervices at York University, will be providing 45-minute meditation drop-in sessions every Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. ​
Everyone is welcome!

Employer Tabling Session: TimePlan Education/Empowering Learning Tickets
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

TimePlan Education is a teacher recruitment company that helps teachers secure supply, long term or permanent teaching positions in Scotland, England and Wales. Having been established in 1989, TimePlan Education is the most experienced teacher recruitment company in the UK. Now, part of an Educational Services Group, employees of TimePlan have the benefits of being secured a role with TimePlan, or their sister company Empowering Learning, while also benefiting from the free teacher training provided through Team-Teach.

TimePlan and Empowering Learning both have a £2000 relocation package that includes two free European holidays.

Are there programs or disciplines that are of a particluar interest to you? Education

Approx. # of positions that you are looking to fill: 50

How should students prepare to meet with your representative?
Come with a passion to work over seas.

Registration is NOT required.