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From November 14-23, the 4TH SPACE inaugural event hosts a variety of workshops, demonstrations and media installations that explore our ideas about what we can, should and want to eat.
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In recent years, immigrants and ethnic minorities in Europe and the United States have been mobilizing to protest the passing of restrictive citizenship and migration legislation, the rise of anti-immigrant and xenophobic attitudes, and the deterioration of their rights and working conditions. Hence, a growing literature in the fields of citizenship and migration, as well as social movement studies has been examining why and how immigrant activists mobilize in hostile environments and why and how they create alliances with some supporters rather than others. While most scholarship highlights that pro-immigrant groups, and especially civil society organizations, trade unions and radical left organizations can be pivotal in supporting the efforts of immigrants and ethnic minorities to mobilize for greater rights and recognition, there remain lacunae in our knowledge of the role of these actors in obstructing immigrants’ political claims. Additionally, as hostilities towards immigrants have been intensifying in recent years, cities have become highly politicized arenas for immigration and integration issues and the emergence of conflicts and alliances among ‘old’ and ‘new’ actors can me observed. Therefore, further research is needed to investigate why and how important variations in patterns of political participation and grassroots mobilizations occur and particularly how they are shaped by coalitions and conflicts among multiple local actors within the same national context. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted in Italy between 2013 and 2014 and on an in-depth analysis of discourses and practices of local actors in four cities in two regions, this presentation addresses the following questions: Why and how do immigrant activists mobilize in hostile environments? Why and how do they create alliances with some allies rather than others? What explain variations in forms of political participation and grassroots mobilizations at the local level? Using social movement theory to extend the concept of political opportunity structure to migration theories, this study examines how both institutional and non-institutional actors, including immigrant activists, get involved and compete in the local arena over immigration and integration issues, and assesses the mechanisms by which both conventional and non-conventional forms of participation are made possible, or obstructed, by the interaction of these actors. The analysis shows that coalitions, conflicts and racialization processes among pro-immigrant groups and immigrant activists greatly affect participation. In particular, ideological and political divides, combined with different ‘framing’ of the working and living conditions of immigrants and ethnic minorities in the receiving society by pro- immigrant groups, play a crucial role in shaping the kind of alliances and coalitions that are made as well as the channels of participation available to immigrant activists. Finally, focusing on the discourses and practices of immigrant activists, the study shows why they mobilize and why they create alliances with some local actors rather than others. It explains, moreover, their role in transforming local dynamics, especially by challenging their allies’ tendency to racialize them and speak on their behalf.
Yves Gingras, Canada Research Chair in the History and Sociology of Science (Université du Québec à Montréal) in conversation with Greg Nielsen, Professor, Sociology and Anthropology and Co-Director of the Concordia Centre for Broadcasting Studies.
On the occasion of the institute's 30th anniversary, Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect will present his lecture "Another Polanyi Moment: Must we repeat the 1920s?" After World War II, the nations of the West, having learned from a bitter history, managed to harness capitalism in a broad collective interest and reclaimed democracy. When financial elites threw off that harness in the neoliberal era, the political repercussions were all too familiar. Can we save democracy and a decent economy when the two projects are linked? This event is presented by Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy in collaboration with the School of Community and Public Affairs. Free and open to the public.
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The Policy Group at the Department of National Defence (DND) is currently conducting its 2018-2019 recruitment campaign for the Policy Officer Recruitment Programme (PORP). Find out more about the program!
Seven speakers, seven minutes each — hear provocative talks on the changing landscape of media, technology, research, learning and more.
In this presentation, Dr. Boulou Ebanda de B'béri argues that the identity of people of Québec is profoundly racialized, at least through the political discourse of “representation.” The presentation uses a series of advertisements that ran on Québec’s French and English television channels between 2000-2005 to illustrate the ways in which the racial identity of Black people is policed in Québec. Hosted by the Black Studies Group and the Intersectionality Research Hub. Free and open to the public.
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Visiting Scholar Derek C. Maus (State University of New York College at Potsdam) presents his lecture examining the public debate surrounding whether black literary artists are bound by what James Baldwin called an "obligation of representation" in regard to their depictions of black life. All are welcome.
Are you interested in developing your research expertise through a stimulating, hands-on experience abroad? Join Amanda Rossi and Julio Sevilla to learn more about the MITACS Global Research Awards (GRA) program and how faculty and students can take advantage of it.
The sanctuary city movement is a transnational response to increased numbers of non-status migrants living and working in global cities – and it is gaining ground in Canada. Borrowing from the American model, municipal governments have played a role by promising all residents access to municipal services without fear. But unlike their American counterparts, Canadian cities and the federal government are not locked in overt political and legal conflicts over jurisdiction i.e. the authority to govern migration. On the one hand, the federal government has no official policy on sanctuary; on the other hand, cities have avoided contesting presumptions about the capacity of the federal government to project enforcement power at the local level. Nowhere is this more evident than the role of local authorities in the collection and sharing of information with the Canada Border Services Agency. At the same time, there is limited dialogue among local, provincial or federal governments about the role of cities in the governance of migration. This presentation will review instances of conflict and cooperation between local and federal authorities in Canadian sanctuary cities. Using Toronto as a case study, it will survey the conceptual relationship between sanctuary and jurisdiction and question the nature and vitality of policies that avoid conflict over the authority to govern migration. Special attention will be paid to the collection and protection of information from the incongruous standpoints of service delivery and border enforcement. The event is free and open to the public. L'évènement est gratuit et ouvert à tous. La présentation sera en anglais et sera suivie d'une période de questions bilingue.
This series aims to examine our scientific approaches so we can imagine how we can better meet the challenges posed in an age of pluralism. This talk in the series, "A gendered science?" features Cassidy R. Sugimoto of Indiana University with discussant Shelley Reuter, Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology. Free and open to the public.
This series aims to examine our scientific approaches so we can imagine how we can better meet the challenges posed in an age of pluralism. This talk in the series, "Religious and nonreligious worldviews mobilize around what it means to be human" features Lori Beaman, Canada Research Chair in Religious Diversity and Social Change at the University of Ottawa with discussant Jesse Arseneault, Assistant Professor, Department of English. Free and open to the public.
This series aims to examine our scientific approaches so we can imagine how we can better meet the challenges posed in an age of pluralism. This talk in the series, "Making Immigration Political without Politicizing Immigration?" features Catherine Xhardez of Sciences Po Paris and Université Saint-Louis, Brussels and discussant Chedly Belkhodja, Principal, School of Community and Public Affairs. Free and open to the public.
This talk,"Reconciliation is not a goal to be achieved but a way of living together" features Paulette Regan, former Director of Research for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada with discussant Daniel Salée, Department of Political Science and the School of Community and Public Affairs. Part of the series, "Science in the Age of Pluralism," which aims to examine our scientific approaches so we can imagine how we can better meet the challenges posed in an age of pluralism. Free and open to the public.
The conference aims to develop knowledge about all aspects of gambling and to stimulate discussion and further research — bringing together top scholars to present and discuss the latest trends and findings on gambling and commercial gaming. Topics cover a broad variety of disciplines including economics, public policy, mathematics, social sciences, psychology and treatment.
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