Diaspora Voices 2021 – Crisis, Continuity & Change in the Caribbean
An interdisciplinary, student-run conference hosted by the University of Toronto’s Caribbean Studies Program.
Conference Date: Thursday April 29, 2021 (10am-4:30pm)
This conference is a showcase and celebration of the interdisciplinary, thought-provoking work that students within Caribbean Studies have put together this year. Within the broader conference theme of Crisis, Continuity and Change in the Caribbean, students have submitted works which speak to, but are not limited to the issues of cultural and diasporic identities, the influence of political crises in the region and the broader histories of anti-imperialism and self-determination.
As part of our programming, in addition to our panels we are honoured to be joined by Judy Grant (PhD candidate OISE/WGSI), who will be providing an update on the ongoing relief efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. During our lunch intermission, we will be treated to a live steelpan performance by Tracey Soman. Lastly, our keynote speakers, Chris Ramsaroop (Caribbean Studies instructor, and longtime migrant farmworker organizer) and Gabriel Allahdua (former migrant farmer from St. Lucia turned advocate), will shed light on how COVID-19 has impacted migrant farmers, outlining the multitude of challenges they face providing both essential work and an economic lifeline back to their families.
We are looking forward to some incredible presentations and conversations!
Date: April 29th, 2021
Start Time: 10:00am