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Global Movement Assemblages: Linking Protests Across Time and Space

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

2016 SJRI Symposium – Opening Night

You are invited to join the Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) for an evening of discussion and performance!

All over the world, people are protesting. This event explores the relation between post-2010 social movements such as the Arab SpringOccupy, and Idle No More with longer-standing movements for social transformation. 

Light supper at 6 pm; Panel at 6:30 pm

Welcome to the Grand River Territory of the Haudenosaunee by Darren Thomas, Seneca Nation, Bear Clan.


Sonia Alvarez, Leonard Horwitz Chair of Latin American Politics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Janet Conway, Canada Research Chair in Social Justice, Brock University

Glen Coulthard, Yellowknives Dene, First Nations Studies, University of British Columbia

Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Literary reading by Lee Maracle: Talking to the Diaspora

Lee Maracle is one of the premiere Indigenous writers in Canada. In Talking to the Diaspora, (2015) she spins elegies, mediations, and ultimately, invocations that aim to provoke connections: from Salish ‘splinters of memory’ which aim to re-shape the world, to struggles against anti-Black racism, to conversations with Mahmoud Darwish, the great Palestinian poet. Maracle’s work invites us to re-consider Indigenous survival from Turtle Island, to Black Lives Matter to Palestine – and understand the connections between these seemingly different movements – which have much to say to each other.

All are welcome!


Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Rodman Hall Art Centre
109 St. Paul Crescent
St. Catharines, Canada


Target Group
ALL Grad students