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CRS/CERLAC Student Conference: Recognition, Agency, Deservingness: (Re)framing Refugee, Black, and Indigenous Movements Tickets
Feb 26 – Feb 27 all-day
International Conference ‘Captivity and Social Justice in Modern Italian Culture’ Tickets
Feb 26 – Feb 27 all-day
International Conference 'Captivity and Social Justice in Modern Italian Culture' @ https://yorku.zoom.us/j/99801646558?pwd=MCtjRW5kY1RRVVhIWEdNbmJmK0VEZz09

Imprisonment has traditionally been a contested topic and, in the Italian context, the field of Captivity Studies has recently emerged in response to the need of questioning the impact of a variety of forms of imprisonment on the national memory and identity in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Thus, the Italian case is an extremely fruitful testbed to evaluate to what extent the transformations undergone throughout the last century by culturally relevant forms of imprisonment shaped public discourse and were represented in trans-medial context.
Bringing together scholars engaged with the theme of captivity across different research areas in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, this conference aims to be a forum for discussing how trans-medial fictional and non-fictional representations of captivity (including e.g. fascist political confinement, WWII internment, political abductions, ransom kidnappings, penitentiaries, asylums and refugee camps), shaped – and shape – public opinion and the legislator, thus helping redefine the genre of testimony within the Italian criminological, literary and philosophical traditions.

This two-day symposium was organized under the aegis and with the support of the Humanities Center (University of Rochester), the Humanities Department (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester) and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (York University).

‘Recognition, Agency, and Deservingness: (Re)framing Refugee, Black, and Indigenous Movements’ Tickets
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

The Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), in collaboration with The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) presents the 2021 CRS-CERLAC Virtual Student Conference:

“Recognition, Agency, and Deservingness: (Re)framing Refugee, Black, and Indigenous Movements.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time during which movement has become a focus. Moving during confinement has had disparate effects for different populations. Yet, the sense of being constrained has been felt around the world.

Migrants and refugees are amongst the communities most significantly impacted by COVID-19. Being forced to move despite global restrictions on mobility, migrants confront heightened border restrictions and are at increasing risk of exposure to the virus. Physical distancing safeguards have been inadequately implemented (if at all) in refugee camps, immigration detention centres, and temporary migrant worker programs that comprise the essential service sector so heavily relied upon during the pandemic. With limited access to health services, job and income security, and forced to work in unsafe environments, migrants and refugees remain vulnerable. These inequalities are not new; the pandemic has merely exposed and heightened existing conditions of precarity.

To access the conference website, please click here.

Drop-in International Student Advising Tickets
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop in to speak with our immigration specialists who can help answer your quick questions regarding study permit, work permit, visas, SIN, quarantine and travel information, and more.

How does drop-in advising work?

No appointment is needed. It is first-come, first served, so you may need to wait in line.

If you have a question that you think will take longer than 5-10 minutes, please book an appointment instead. We cannot advise on permanent residency during drop-in advising as these questions require more time to discuss.

What can I do to prepare for the appointment?

Be sure to gather any documents you need for your session and have them open on the screen of the device you will be using to join the meeting. You may be asked to share your screen to show your document. Drop-in sessions are held in one-on-one setting and your personal information is held strictly confidential.

How do I access drop-in advising?

Register here to receive a zoom link.

We look forward to speaking with you soon!

GNL Drop-In Consultations Tickets
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you a York University faculty member or Partner who is interested in student-centered learning and open pedagogy? Are you planning to develop and mount a GNL course? We are excited that are you planning to engage in a GNL-enhanced course this year and we would love to support you!

To prepare for this Drop-In session, we invite you to review the following resources before attending:

Therapeutic Conditions: Racial Trauma with BIPOC Communities Tickets
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register for Therapeutic Conditions: Racial Trauma with BIPOC Communities

York University’s Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education (The Centre) will be hosting Therapeutic Conditions: Racial Trauma with BIPOC Communities on February 26 (Friday) from 12noon to 1.30pm featuring Dwayne Brown and Joseph Smith of Generation Chosen.

Moving beyond celebration, Black History Month is a time wherein we should all begin to reflect on the psycho-social implications of inequity. This 90-minute session will involve transparent and authentic conversations about Racial Trauma, Microaggressions, PTSS, Impostor Syndrome and the deplorable state of mental health amongst members of the Black community. Through exploring the historical antecedents to this issue and engaging with the contemporary problems that encourage it, we will think through the institutional mechanisms that need to be crafted in order to show up for those who are most vulnerable and in need.

View registration link for full details and guest speaker bios

Therapeutic Conditions: Racial Trauma with BIPOC Communities Tickets
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register for Therapeutic Conditions: Racial Trauma with BIPOC Communities

York University’s Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education (The Centre) will be hosting Therapeutic Conditions: Racial Trauma with BIPOC Communities on February 26 (Friday) from 12noon to 1.30pm featuring Dwayne Brown and Joseph Smith of Generation Chosen.

Moving beyond celebration, Black History Month is a time wherein we should all begin to reflect on the psycho-social implications of inequity. This 90-minute session will involve transparent and authentic conversations about Racial Trauma, Microaggressions, PTSS, Impostor Syndrome and the deplorable state of mental health amongst members of the Black community. Through exploring the historical antecedents to this issue and engaging with the contemporary problems that encourage it, we will think through the institutional mechanisms that need to be crafted in order to show up for those who are most vulnerable and in need.

View registration link for full details and guest speaker bios

VIRTUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION Tickets
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
VIRTUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION @ Live on YouTube

YOU’RE INVITED!
2021 VIRTUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
February 26 between 12 and 3:30 p.m. on YouTube Live

The virtual celebration, Rooted and Resilient, is in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the national declaration of Black History Month in Canada; also, the United Nations (UN) designated and proclaimed that the decade from 2015-2024 is dedicated as the international decade for people of African descent.

Gwyn Chapman and Ray Gover will be hosting this virtual celebration, which will feature the following program:
The Honourable MP Judy Sgro, welcome messages
The Honourable Jean Augustine, keynote speaker
Rosemary Sadlier, keynote speaker
Bolu Sings, special musical performance
Winston LaRose, a.k.a. Mr. Jane and Finch, keynote speaker
Paul Jones, featured speaker
Mark-Anthony Kaye and Cynthia Appiah, a special interview
Jamal Campbell, featured speaker
York University’s President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rhonda L. Lenton, and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, a message on Black History Month
Jaxon Hume, special reading
Highly-Favoured Blake, musical performance
Dr. Maurice Bygrave, featured speaker
Ballmatics powered by QSLA, speaker
The Basement Gang, special performance
Bob Marley Legacy, musical tribute
Annet and The Planets, musical performance
Edo Royal Troupe, musical presentation
Nelson Mandela Legacy, video tribute
Gwyn Chapman, closing message

Follow yorkulions.ca for updates and information on this important celebration!

Virtual Black History Month Rooted and Resilient Celebration is brought to you by the Jane Finch Concerned Citizens Organization (the JFCCO) PROJECT and JF-ECI Initiative. It was made possible by the stewardship of Elder Winston Larose and his Jane and Finch Concerned Citizens Organization, driven in conjunction with the Athletics & Recreation Department at York University and in coalition with many local community organizations & leaders. This virtual event represents the start of a year-long capacity-building Program to celebrate Black/African Peoples’ achievements and contributions to Canadian society. To find out more about the JFCCO Project, please visit mrjaneandfinch.com

Virtual Coffee Break – Black History Month Virtual Celebration Tickets
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Today’s Topic: Join us anytime between 12-3pm for a special VCB where we will collectively view the BHM Virtual Celebration brought to you by the Jane Finch Concerned Citizens Organization (the JFCCO) PROJECT and JF-ECI Initiative.  We will also have a breakout room from 1:00-2:30pm where you can ‘hang out’ with our awesome volunteers if you just want to chat.  


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Virtual Coffee Break

The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) and the Las Nubes Project at York University are pleased to present a two-part panel series, Rural Livelihoods & Social-Ecological Wellbeing in the Global South. Tickets
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) and the Las Nubes Project at York University are pleased to present a two-part panel series, Rural Livelihoods & Social-Ecological Wellbeing in the Global South.

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC).

Panel #1

People and Place: Structural and Geographic Conditions Shaping Wellbeing in Southern Costa Rica

Friday, February 12, 2021

12:30 – 2:00 pm ET

Register for the first panel.

Discussant

Martin Bunch (Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University)

Panelists

Edgar Espinoza Cisneros (Assistant Professor, School of Geography, University of Costa Rica), “‘Walking the talk’ in land management: Structural factors influencing pro-environmental intention-action links in the Savegre river watershed, Costa Rica”

Adolfo Quesada Román (Department of Geography, University of Costa Rica), “Climate change and tropical cyclones: Impacts on rural and indigenous communities of Térraba catchment, Costa Rica”

Panel #2

Rural Ways of Being and Knowing: Resilience and Wellbeing in Southern Costa Rica

Friday, February 26, 2021

12:30 – 2:00 pm ET

Register for the second panel.

Discussant

Felipe Montoya (Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University)

Panelists

Mburucuya Marcela Ortiz Imlach (Ph.D. Student, Environmental and Urban Change, York University), “Peasant Wellbeing in the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor (ASBC), Southern Costa Rica”

Francesc Rodríguez (Associate Professor, School of Political Science, University of Costa Rica), “Uncovering the ontological and epistemic dimensions of hydro-extractivism in southern Costa Rica: It’s time for a change of direction”

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