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News

  • 2011 is the International Year for People of African Descent and January 12, 2011 marks the first anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. More recent events in Haiti such as the cholera outbreak and the disputed presidential election have hampered relief efforts, while a recent Oxfam report (see the attachment below) calls on international organizations and government donors “to work more...
    Jan 07, 2011
  • Welcome to 2011, the year proclaimed by the United Nations as “The International Year for People of African Descent”.
    Jan 03, 2011
  • Performing Diaspora is the Tubman Institute’s way of celebrating Black History Month with an annual celebration of African and African diasporic culture. In this International Year for People of African Descent, this year’s festival celebrates the African drum and the culture of African drumming which has accompanied the migrations of African people around the world.
    Jan 02, 2011
  • The Tubman Institute is closed for the holiday season from noon on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 until Tuesday, January 4, 2011. The Tubman team wishes you a happy holiday season and extends its best wishes for the New Year.
    Dec 15, 2010
  • As the United Nations system gears up to celebrate 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered an impassioned plea today to the world community to eradicate racism once and for all.
    Dec 10, 2010
  •   The Tubman Institute is proud to host a delegation from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday, December 7 and Wednesday, December 8, 2010. The delegation is headed by Robert L. Smith, the Director of Collections & Exhibitions, and Jennifer Duckworth, the Underground Railroad Coordinator.   Robert (Bob) and Jennifer will present at the Tubman weekly...
    Dec 03, 2010
  • The third annual International Research Film Festival will be launched in Rio de Janeiro on December 1, 2010, and will come to the Tubman Institute on February 11, 2011. The Tubman session of the festival will be followed by a three day session to finish off thefestival at Laval University in Quebec.
    Nov 19, 2010
  • On October 14-16, 2010, York Law & Society Professor Annie Bunting, and The Harriet Tubman Institute hosted an international workshop on forced marriage in conflict situations. This workshop was the first of two conferences supported by a Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada International Opportunities Fund (IOF) project grant.
    Nov 16, 2010
  • The Harriet Tubman Institute is proud to host the annual conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS) at York University from May 5 to May 7, 2011. Over 300 participants are expected from across Canada and around the world.
    Nov 16, 2010
  • The Tubman Institute and York’s Faculty of Education are pleased to welcome Jhon Picard Byron from the State University of Haiti. Prof. Byron presented an update on the plight of Haiti’s education system in this post-earthquake period at The Tubman/UNESCO workshop that took place in early November and he presented a thoughtful analysis of the work of Haitian scholar and...
    Nov 16, 2010