For as long as cinema has existed, there have been stories with Indigenous themes and characters. But up until recently, very rarely were these stories told from an Indigenous perspective. But more and more, Indigenous storytellers are decolonizing screens and tearing down stereotypes perpetuated for decades through various forms of media. Using her feature film Rustic Oracle as a case study, Sonia Bonspille Boileau will discuss the use of fiction to tell the truth and the importance of reclaiming Indigenous narratives to help reshape our collective memory.
Elaine Fuchs, professor at Rockefeller University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will present a seminar on her ground-breaking biological research of stem cells and their uses in medicine.
Through rare archival footage and testimonies of allies and adversaries, peel away the complexities of Golda Meir's historic, yet turbulent, premiership — from her surprising rise to power and iconic international stature as "queen of the Jewish people" to her tragic and lonely demise.
As Concordia's journalist-in-residence, Francine Pelletier plans to increase the profile of documentary journalism within the department through this virtual workshop series. The first workshop in the series, Documentary Wants You!, is an introduction to the world of documentary filmmaking. This is followed by The Camera as a Storyteller, which looks at how investigative documentaries are made with guest Julian Sher, one of Canada’s leading investigative journalists and documentarians. The series concludes with We Have Seen the Future and it is Podcasts on the significance of podcasting with guest David Gutnick, a veteran radio documentarian who spent 35 years working with CBC.
Journalist-in-residence Francine Pelletier presents the first in her series of workshops exploring the documentary journalism form. Documentary Wants You! is an introduction to the world of documentary filmmaking. Free and held virtually on Zoom.
Concordia University’s Jurist-in-residence, Morton S. Minc invites you to a conversation with The Honorable Scott Hughes, Senior Chief Judge, Court of Quebec. Chief Justice Hughes will discuss virtual justice including: • What has been put in place? • What will remain? • What should guide the Courts in the future?
Professors Ceren Belge, Daniel Salée and Sam Rowan, and Tanya Volpe-Standing, graduate program assistant, introduce you to grad school.
Virtual lecture series ATMOSPHERES, featuring Şifâ Doğuştan, Loup Rivière and Stella Faelli (dance for plants).
Susanne Soederberg will explore how historical and geographical configurations of monetized power, including landlords, employers and inter-scalar state practices, have served to reproduce rental housing insecurity and silence its gendered, class and racialized underpinnings.
Keynote speeches and collaborative workshops, where participants will learn about and share their insights on barriers in career or educational paths, as well as how to overcome these barriers.
The Forum for Youth Insights is a chance for youth aged 16 - 35* to convene to hear insights from industry experts in the sectors of health, vocational education, technology and the arts.
The Philosophy Department will host an information session for prospective philosophy students.
Join us as activist, educator and survivor Kalimah Johnson addresses the systemic barriers ingrained within mainstream sexual assault services by centering the needs of Black survivors.
For all political science students. You have questions, we have answers!
Virtual lecture series ATMOSPHERES, featuring Kari Norgaard (Sociology, University of Oregon, US).
The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies is proud to present a seminar with Simeon Ehrlich. Archaeological excavation at Ashkelon in the '80s and '90s yielded a series of scandalous discoveries: a late Roman bathhouse filled with suggestive inscriptions and erotic lamps; the bones of 100 infants in the sewer beneath.
Indigenous spirituality is not an abstract construct – it is embodied and personal. Spiritual practices are based on an understanding that transformation is central to health and well-being, and that the natural world provides the lessons that lead us to change. Stories of land are stories of connection, which leads us to know what it means to be “in relation.” As such, Indigenous spirituality is a prescription for the malaise of colonialism and a how-to manual for the process of reconciliation and decolonization. Drawing on trauma theory, epistemology, and education for social justice, this lecture describes how Indigenous spirituality moves us from woundedness to interrelatedness – and how that process becomes a healing story. The Cartesian emphasis on thinking leads us to an individual, alone with their thoughts. Living a spiritual life requires us to look outward, to the world and our place within it. Canada needs a healing story.
Join us for a lecture and Q&A with Professor Ute Tellmann, who will be presenting a recent paper that sets out to theorize the temporalities of finance.
Carol C. Gould's research addresses hard questions in social and political philosophy, with particular attention to the relationship between theory and practice. Her interests range across democratic theory, the philosophy of human rights, problems of global justice, feminist philosophy, and critical social theory. Gould is the author and editor of many books, most recently of "Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice," published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.
This film merges rare archival footage shown for the first time, as well as current interviews with key figures during Menachem Begin's time as Prime Minister. This film was produced in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
This event will explore refugee protection in relation to the future of the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States. Speakers: Janet Dench (Canadian Council for Refugees) Fedora Mathieu (Lawyer and immigration law professor) Adèle Garnier (Professor, Université Laval) Event in French, registration mandatory: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/inscription-lavenir-de-lentente-sur-les-tiers-pays-surs-124175589531
In this presentation, Louise Bernice Halfe (Sky Dancer) will read a selection of her work and discuss the ways in which spirituality operates in her own writing as well as how it manifests in Indigenous poetry more generally.
join the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) for a high-level discussion on the persecution of the Uyghur.
Virtual lecture series ATMOSPHERES, featuring Alberto Pérez-Gómez (School of Architecture, McGill University).
This talk will explore the politics of the international convergence and how it illuminates how Hawaiian sovereignty is subject to another convergence in the context of U.S. imperialism – an illegal military occupation and settler colonialism.
Presented by journalist-in-residence Francine Pelletier, this workshop looks at how investigative documentaries are made with guest Julian Sher, one of Canada’s leading investigative journalists and documentarians. An initiative of the Department of Journalism.
Virtual lecture series ATMOSPHERES, featuring Derek P. McCormack (Cultural Geography, Oxford University, UK).
This talk will explore the politics of the international convergence and how it illuminates how Hawaiian sovereignty is subject to another convergence in the context of U.S. imperialism — an illegal military occupation and settler colonialism.
Virtual lecture series ATMOSPHERES, featuring Gernot Böhme, (Institute for Practical Philosophy, Darmstadt, Germany).
Concordia's journalist-in-residence Francine Pelletier presents the third workshop in her documentary journalism workshop series. Pelletier and guest David Gutnick, a veteran documentarian who spent 35 years with the CBC, explore the significance of podcasting.
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