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Past Events

  • 201213Nov
     Co-sponsored by the International Development Studies Department of Political Science at York University, Dr. Taisier Ali, Director of the Peacebuilding Centre for the Horn of Africa (PCHA), Asmara, Eritrea will speak at the John S. Saul Seminar on "States and Conflict in the Horn of Africa: The Dysfunctionality of States."   TAISIER ALI studied at the Universities of...
    11/13/2012 - 14:30 - 16:30
  • 201210Nov
    La Palabra en el Bosque/The Word in the Woods Jeffrey Gould, Carlos Henriquez El Salvador/USA, Human Rights Documentary, 2012 56 min, DVCAM/35mm, Color Spanish with English subtitles During the early 1970s, hundreds of peasants in a remote region of El Salvador began to emulate the early Christians, working the land together and building communities based on solidarity. By the late 1970s,...
    11/10/2012 - 19:00
  • 201210Nov
     Lest We Forget Celebrating 200 years of military service to Canada As Canada celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812, the Honourable Dr. Don. Meredith and Ryerson University invite you to remember the military contributions of Black people over the past two centuries. Admission is free. Register here!         [Image Source]
    11/10/2012 - 11:00 - 12:30
  • 201209Nov
    en présence de l’auteur Introduction : Myriam Cottias (CNRS-CRPLC, CIRESC, directrice de la collection "Esclavages") & Laurent Vidal (IRD, directeur du département Société) Commentaires : Irène Bellier (CNRS, IIAC/LAIOS) & Odile Hoffmann (IRD, URMIS) Cet ouvrage, qui a pour sujet le combat du peuple Saramaka (descendants d’esclaves africains auto-libérés qui vivent dans la forêt tropicale...
    11/09/2012 - 10:00
  • 201208Nov
    11/08/2012 - 13:00 - 14:30
  • 201202Nov
     To mark Jamaica's and Trinidad and Tobago's fifty years of Independence from Britain, and launch of the book: "Jamaica in the Canadian Experience: A Multiculturalizing Presence," Professor Knight will examine fifty years of accomplishments and failures of the first two states to gain political independence in the English-Speaking Caribbean and will suggest the main challenges for...
    11/02/2012 - 19:00 - 21:30
  • 201231Oct
    In this guest lecture, Helmut Schwarz, president of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, discusses the increasing pressure to justify research, especially “fundamental” or “basic” research. He will argue that publicly financed fundamental research is neither a luxury nor a subsidy, but a cultural achievement and, as such, marks the starting point of every single value-added chain. Reflecting on...
    10/31/2012 - 15:00
  • 201226Oct
    The registers of individuals taken off slave ships by the British Royal Navy after 1808 provide an unusual and large sample of Africans who were sold into trans-Atlantic slavery in the nineteenth century. Extant records from the Sierra Leone Public Archives, the National Archives (UK), and elsewhere provide information on approximately 140,000 individuals. The aim of the Workshop is to explore...
    10/26/2012 (All day) - 10/27/2012 (All day)
  • 201225Oct
     S.P.A.C.E. (Spotlighting and Promoting African Canadian Experiences) would like to invite you to our fourth "Reading Black Canada" event, a discussion of Karolyn Smardz Frost's well-known and award winning book "I've Got A Home In Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad" led by the author herself! 
    10/25/2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
  • 201224Oct
    Gail Ferguson, a professor of human development and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss her research Wednesday on the culture and adjustment of Jamaican youth and parents in the United States, and the implication for Jamaican families in Canada. Ferguson’s talk will take place Oct. 24, from noon to 2pm, at 163 Behavioural Science Building, Keele campus....
    10/24/2012 - 12:00 - 14:00