Protests and Pedagogy

Source: Concordia University Records Management and Archives (1074-02-1029, photo credit: Canada Wide Feature Ltd)

Our goal

To fund a conference surrounding the legacies of Caribbean student resistance and the Sir George Williams Affair.

$6,510 raised

Project closed

 

 

Our event

In 1969, Caribbean students at Sir George Williams (now Concordia University) staged a sit-in in the computer centre, in response to perceived discriminatory pedagogical practices. The impact of this event was felt acutely amongst Black communities in Montreal (in the context of human rights struggles of the 1960s). It was also followed closely by Canadian media, with ripple effects across the Caribbean in the wake of decolonization and migration, raising questions about Canadian-Caribbean relations.

Protests and Pedagogy is a ten day commemoration of the “Sir George Williams Affair” including workshops, a learning toolkit, round-tables, and an archival art exhibition, culminating in an academic conference – all open and free to the public. Taking place in the Concordia’s 4th SPACE from January 29 to February 11, 2019, our goal is to facilitate meaningful dialogue about the lessons and legacies of the “Sir George Williams Affair.” 

Protests and Pedagogy will provide a space to foster intergenerational dialogue between current students and then student leaders of the Sir George Williams affair, and lay a future foundation for Black/Caribbean studies scholars in Quebec. Please help us make this possible.

Source: Concordia University Records Management and Archives (1074-02-1029, photo credit: Canada Wide Feature Ltd)

Source: Concordia University Records Management and Archives (1074-02-1029, photo credit: Canada Wide Feature Ltd)

Why we need your help

While today Concordia is proudly one of the most multi-cultural schools in Canada, we want to take this opportunity to inform the public of the significance of the historical event and by doing so, broaden the understanding of the realities of Black lives, experiences and contributions to Canada.

Your donations will help us carry out a successful event by providing travel and accommodation for invited guests, pay speaker fees or honorariums where necessary, cover the costs of promotion, audio-visual logistics, as well as hospitality expenses.

Help facilitate this important discussion among the Concordia community and beyond!

Questions?

fundone@concordia.ca
514-848-2424, ext. 3884 or 1-888-777-3330

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