Women and Gender Studies

Anti-Asian Racism and Intersectional Violence

Event Date: March 26th, 2021 Time: 12:00pm

The Women & Gender Studies Institute and the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, invite you to a city roundtable on “Anti-Asian Racism and Intersectional Violence” We are organizing this event in light of the recent shootings in Atlanta and the rise of anti-Asian racism during COVID. While the presence of anti-Asian sentiments may seem…read more

Women and Gender Studies

International Women’s Day Public Lecture

Event Date: March 10th, 2021 Time: 6:00pm

The Women and Gender Studies Institute Welcomes Dr. Afua Cooper, Scholar, Artist, Activist “Chloe Cooley: Enslavement in Ontario, Settler Colonialism, Objectification, and Resistance.” Afua Cooper is an award-winning scholar, artist and activist whose research on slavery, abolition, freedom, Black education, and women studies across Canada has made her a leading figure in African Canadian studies. Her…read more

Women and Gender Studies

Desmond Cole: The Skin We’re In

Event Date: March 5th, 2020 Time: 4:00pm

Join us Thursday, March 5th, for the first WGSI GSU Guest Speaker Series: a conversation with Desmond Cole, author of National Bestseller ‘The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power.’ The discussion will be moderated by Huda Hassan.

Women and Gender Studies

Who Tells Our Stories: Resilience through Representation

Event Date: March 4th, 2020 Time: 6:00pm

International Women’s Day Lecture with Saba Taj Saba Taj is a Southern Muslim artist and arts advocate based in Durham NC. Her work is informed by her politicized identity as a queer Muslim in the American South, and challenges racism and xenophobia through empowered representations of people of color. Through interdisciplinary practices, Taj explores hybrid…read more

African Studies

Survival and Liberation: Student Politics, Pan-Africanism, and Black Power in Britain

Event Date: February 3rd, 2020 Time: 5:00pm

Two Black activists reflect on their struggles and journeys through the social, cultural and political landscapes of the United Kingdom. Zainab Abbas and Ansel Wong were leaders of the Black Liberation Front, a Third World revolutionary organization founded in North London in 1971. The Black Liberation Front combatted fascist violence in Britain, constructed “central communal…read more

Women and Gender Studies

WGS Research Seminar – Richa Nagar

Event Date: November 13th, 2019 Time: 4:00pm

Hungry Translations in Search of Justice Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota Bio:  Richa Nagar’s transgenre and multilingual scholarship, creative writing, and cultural work in English, Hindi/ Hindustani, and Awadhi blurs the borders of academia, arts, and activism to build alliances with people’s struggles and to engage questions of ethics, responsibility, and justice through knowledge making.…read more

African Studies

Ubah Cristina Ali Farah: To Leave in The Afternoon

Event Date: April 2nd, 2019 Time: 1:00pm

Join us for a reading with Ubah Cristina Ali Farah. The reading is titled To Leave in The Afternoon: Inheriting the Language of a Civil War WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 2019  | 1- 2:30pm  WHERE: WGSI Lounge, 40 Willcocks Street, New College   Organized by  the Women and Gender Studies Institute & Co-sponsored by the African Studies Program.

African Studies

International Women’s Day Public Lecture: “The Powerful Politics of Poetry” with El Jones

Event Date: March 6th, 2019 Time: 6:00pm

International Women’s Day Public Lecture   El Jones – Poet, Educator, Journalist and Advocate “The Powerful Politics of Poetry” Wed Mar 6, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Room 1160, Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George St, University of Toronto El Jones is a poet, educator, journalist and advocate. She was the fifth Poet Laureate of…read more

Academic Programs

Application Deadline: School of Cities Student Fellowship Award

Event Date: December 5th, 2018 Time: 11:59pm

SofC Connects! A Call for Student Fellowship Applications We are thrilled to announce the School of Cities Student Fellowship Award to provide unique opportunities for urban-focused interdisciplinary and collaborative learning, mentorship, research, experiential and service-based learning to students at all three campuses and across divisional boundaries. What is the School of Cities Student Fellowship Award?…read more

Academic Programs

Within and against Academic Freedom Symposium

Event Date: November 23rd, 2018 Time: 11:30am

Please join us for the all-day symposium “Within and against Academic Freedom,” sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto, and New College. When: November 23, 2018, 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM Where: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Library, 252 Bloor Street Who: All interested in respectful dialogue are welcome…read more

Academic Programs

Queering Urban Justice: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto — Book Launch

Event Date: November 14th, 2018 Time: 6:00pm

Join the Marvellous Grounds collective and contributors in officially launching the release of Queering Urban Justice: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto! Authors featured in this collection, and in our newest volume, Marvellous Grounds: Queer of Colour Histories of Toronto, will read excerpts from the books that discuss QTBIPOC histories and space-making in the city.…read more