The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Congress of Black Writers and Artists in Montreal, Quebec. Created as a meeting place for Black intellectuals, activists and artists, the Congress offered an opportunity to engage in Black radical scholarship, to display Black creative production, for Black people to gather in communion and most importantly, to continue the work toward Black liberation. This work was transnational in its lens as Black people worked through what another world, another life, might look like for Black people the world over. 

To mark this important moment in Black Canadian history, we will have a two-day symposium on October 19-20, 2018. The symposium will feature a selection of Black scholars, artists, activists and writers organized in various panels to discuss the state of Black life and Black study in Canada, and in relation Black communities transnationally. 

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When: Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20, 2018

Where: William Doo Auditorium, New College, 45 Willcocks Street

Who: All interested

This event is hosted by the Women & Gender Studies Institute and funded by the New College Initiatives Fund, Canadian Studies (UTSG), the Department of History (UTSG), the Centre for Media and Culture in Education, Caribbean Studies (UTSG), the Faculty of Arts and Science, the School of Graduate Studies and the Canada Research Chair in Canadian and Transnational History.

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Date: October 19th, 2018
Start Time: 5:00pm