Waves of Resistance presents a visual, auditory and historical timeline of key threads of Black resistance and achievement before, during and after the Sir George Williams Affair of 1969 — from the Haitian Revolution of 1804 to the Black Lives Matter movement beginning in 2013.
Organized by students enrolled in the feminist university seminar from the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Waves of Resistance complements the exhibition Protests & Pedagogy at 4TH SPACE. The library exhibition includes a range of publications, images, music, soundscapes, poetry and oral histories from various sources, including Concordia Library's Media Collection and Special Collections.
The exhibition will be on display in the second-floor vitrines, along with sound clips in the audio stairwell.
Students involved in the exhibition include Mitchell Rae Cousineau, Ellen Furey, Rebecca Gaëlle Joachim, Katherine Obeda and Giulia Alvarez Soto. Anthony Mclachlan is the exhibition's coordinator and assistant professor Nalini Mohabir is the faculty supervisor.
Waves of Resistance runs until the end of February, in recognition of Black History Month.