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Spirituality as Land, Story and Relation is a four part event series that invites guests from the worlds of poetry, academia, film and literature to engage in discussion around a variety of issues related to spirituality and Indigeneity. The series is presented by the Department of Theological Studies with the support of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Matthew Johnston will explore the ways in which those who experience serious mental illness resist some of the control mechanisms, relationships of power and infantilizing rituals found within the Canadian mental health system, and survive abject circumstances.
Sungwoo Um is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Bioethics in the National Institutes of Health. He works primarily in ethics, applied ethics, and social and political philosophy.
Tal-Or Ben-Choreen will discuss "In Search of ‘Israeli’ Photography" and Natasha Doyon will present on the "Coexistence through art with Israeli and Palestinian youth."
The second session of the Decoding Hate Speech series will address the complexity of social media with an informed and multi-partied approach to identify and counter the harmful effects of Big Tech on human rights.
Virtual lecture series ATMOSPHERES, featuring Erin Lynch (Centre for Sensory Studies, Concordia University).
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.
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.
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.
Virtual lecture series ATMOSPHERES, featuring Kari Norgaard (Sociology, University of Oregon, US).
In this presentation, Suzanne Methot will examine the role of spirituality in healing intergenerational trauma.
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.
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.
Virtual lecture series ATMOSPHERES, featuring Alberto Pérez-Gómez (School of Architecture, McGill University).
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).
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