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13th Annual Racism and National Consciousness Conference – No to GMO
October 17, 2014, 7:39 pm
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ANNOUNCING THE 13TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN STUDIES
CONFERENCE ON
RACISM AND NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS

NO To GMO!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 25th 2014
11 am to 5 pm

WILLIAM DOO AUDITORIUM
45 WILLCOCKS St. @ SPADINA
NEW COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

We are happy to invite you to No to GMO: Perspectives on Food Security in Africa and the Caribbean. This will be the 13th annual Racism and National Consciousness Conference at the University of Toronto that for over a decade has brought together scholars, students, activists, writers, community and cultural workers on various topics from the perspective of the Global South. With Caribbean Philosopher and World-renowned Dub-Poet Mutabaruka as the main speaker this year it is not something to be missed. Opening remarks will be by Dr. Arnold H. Itwaru and the main speaker will be followed by a panel discussion with Mark Chatarpal and Dr. Filiberto Penados

This will be an informative and stimulating conference focusing on topics such as: Erosion of subsistence farming, Influx of foreign Large Scale Agriculture companies, the impact of pesticide use, the politics associated with GMO-industries, Seed Rights and Patenting Laws.

This event will be completely free of charge and open to the public. Lunch will be provided (vegetarian and halal options available).

For those who are overseas, we will be ustreaming this event. Here is your chance to pose questions to Mutabaruka and the panel. We will be posting the ustream link on the 24th of October.

For more information and to register, please contact:
arnold.itwaru@utoronto.ca



THE 10TH ANNUAL NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON RACISM & NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS | CONTINUING WESTERN SLAUGHTER AND PLUNDER CONTINUING WESTERN LIES
October 22, 2011, 4:36 pm
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ANNOUNCING THE 10TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN STUDIES
NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON
RACISM AND NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS

“CONTINUING WESTERN SLAUGHTER AND PLUNDER
CONTINUING WESTERN LIES”

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29th 2011
10 am to 5 pm

WILLIAM DOO AUDITORIUM
45 WILLCOCKS @ SPADINA
NEW COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

http://racismandnationalconsciousness.wordpress.com/
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This is a peoples’ conference. It is free and open to all. For each of the last 9 years about 350 engaging scholars, students, activists, writers, community and cultural workers, primarily concerned peoples of the global south, resident in the imperial north, have found it informative, stimulating, and important, and look forward to attending. To help us arrange enough seating to accommodate everyone please register through <nc.programs@utoronto.ca> well ahead of the date so we can also cater for enough food for everyone. There is no registration fee. Lunch will be provided at no cost.

Our speakers will address the terrifying racist murderous assault and plunder being practiced by the capitalist supremacist aggressive West and their allies against Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia and the rest of Africa, as well as the state deployment of terror in Colombia. Who are the global terrorists? Who are the democracy-toting mass murderers? Who stands to gain? And at what loss? What are the lies being circulated as truth?

This will be a full intense involving day with much more to learn than the deceptions the mainstream capitalist press continues to present to the world as truth.
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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

10:00 am – 10:30 am
MINGLE, COFFEE AND TEA

10:30 am – 10:10 am
WELCOME
Yves Roberge, Principal, New College

10:40 am – 10:55 am
OPENING REMARKS
Arnold Itwaru, Conference Co-ordinator
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10:55 am – 11:55 am
Speaker: Anas Karzai
Topic: The Euro-American Imperial Logic of Racial Hatred and Authoritarianism,
and the Resistance to this: The Case of Afghanistan

11:55 am – 12:30 pm
DISCUSSION
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12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
LUNCH
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1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION:

Speaker: Enrique Castro, “The Legalization of Terror in Colombia”

Speaker: Kwanza Msingwana, “Uhuru wa Bendera: Flag Independence and the
Tightening Noose of Imperialism in Africa”

Speaker: Safia Gahayr, “From Tripoli to Mogadishu: The Empire’s Lies,
Propaganda, Greed and Terror”

2:30pm – 3:00pm
DISCUSSION
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3:00pm – 3:10pm
BREAK
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3:10pm – 4:10pm
Speaker: Arnold Itwaru
Topic: The US-NATO Capitalist Assault Against Gaddafi and Libya and the
Undermining of African, Caribbean and Latin American Progress

4:10pm – 4:40pm
DISCUSSION
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4:40pm – 5:00pm
CLOSING REMARKS
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SPONSORED BY THE CARIBBEAN STUDIES PROGRAM, NEW COLLEGE
SUPPORTED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL,
NEW COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
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CONFERENCE CO-ORDINATORS:
ARNOLD ITWARU | CARIBBEAN STUDIES, U OF T
NATASHA KSONZEK | OTHER EYE BOOKS
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The 9th Annual New College Conference on Racism and National Consciousness | HAITI CUBA THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA & THE LATIN AMERICAN REVOLUTION
September 30, 2010, 11:49 am
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Announcing
THE 9TH ANNUAL
CARIBBEAN STUDIES NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON
RACISM & NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS

“HAITI CUBA THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA
& THE LATIN AMERICAN REVOLUTION”

SATURDAY OCTOBER 30, 2010
10 AM – 5:30 PM
WETMORE HALL – 21 CLASSIC AVE. @ SPADINA
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

http://racismandnationalconsciousness.wordpress.com/

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This is a peoples’ conference. It is free and open to all. For each of the last 8 years about 350 engaging scholars, students, activists, writers, community and cultural workers, primarily concerned peoples of the global south, resident in the imperial north, have found it informative, stimulating, and important, and look forward to attending. To help us arrange enough seating to accommodate everyone please register through nc.programs@utoronto.ca well ahead of the date so we can also cater for enough food for everyone. There is no registration fee. Lunch will be provided at no cost.

Our speakers will address the historical and present day significance of Haiti, Cuba, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Latin America in terms of the revolutionary people-empowering politics of hope outside of capitalist domination – and the continuing aggression from the united capitalist supremacist states of North America, the U.S.A and Canada, against this vital growing humanizing movement. This will be a full intense involving day with much more to learn than what the mainstream capitalist press has been telling people.

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

10:00.am Welcome Yves Robèrge, Principal, New College.

10:10 am 10:25am Opening remarks Arnold Itwaru, Conference Co-ordinator.
Topic: “Revolution Revolution Revolution: Haiti, Cuba, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Latin American Revolution.”

10:25am-11:25am
PANEL: HAITI, FRANCE, THE U.S.A AND CANADA
Speakers:
(1) Roger Annis, Canadian Haiti Action Committee.
Topic: “Canada’s imperial ambitions revealed in Haiti.”
(2) Mario Joseph, leading Haitian Human Rights activist lawyer.
Topic to be announced later.

11:25am – 12 noon –Discussion

12 noon – 12:45pm – Lunch

12:45pm – 1:30pm; Speaker: Nchamah Miller, President of the National Council of Latin American and Caribbean Women in Canada.
Topic: “Guns Gender and Revolution.”

1:30 pm – 2 pm Discussion

2 pm – 2:10 pm Break

2:10 pm – 3pm PANEL: CUBA, THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA & THE LATIN AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Speaker: Jorge Soberon, Consul General of Cuba in Toronto
Speaker: Aura Suartz, Deputy Consul General for The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Toronto.
Speaker: Asad Ismi, Author of the radio documentary, “The Latin American Revolution”

3pm – 3:30 pm discussion

3:30 pm – 3:40 Break

3:40 – 4:10 pm – PANEL: HAITI: THE REPEATING ISLAND
Speaker: Berthony Dumont, Editor, Haiti Liberté.
Speaker: Kabir Joshi-Vijayan, Toronto Haiti Action Committee.

4.10- 4.30 pm Discussion

4:30 -5.pm Closing Remarks Arnold Itwaru

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CONFERENCE CO-ORDINATORS

ARNOLD H. ITWARU | CARIBBEAN STUDIES

NATASHA KSONZEK | OTHER EYE BOOKS

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SUPPORTED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL, NEW COLLEGE,
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
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THE 8TH ANNUAL NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON RACISM & NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS | LAND AND FREEDOM
October 9, 2009, 2:02 am
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Announcing
THE 8TH ANNUAL
NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON
RACISM & NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS

” LAND AND FREEDOM “

SATURDAY OCTOBER 31, 2009
10 AM – 5:35 PM
WETMORE HALL – 21 CLASSIC AVE. @ SPADINA
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

http://racismandnationalconsciousness.wordpress.com/

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This year the Annual New College Conference on Racism & National Consciousness will be looking at the issue of land and its relation to the struggle for freedom and human dignity. Beginning with President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and the beacon of change which is the Bolivarian Revolution in Latin America, our attention will shift to the Indian Subcontinent, where capitalist imperialism, militarism, and genocidal state terror have ravaged the present day nation-states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka. Subsequently taking up the issue of African Liberation and the need for a Pan-African National Consciousness, we present a Keynote address delivered by the Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party, Omali Yeshitela, and then conclude the day’s proceedings with a discussion on “Land and Indigenous Peoples”.

This year will also mark the official launch of the first edited volume of exciting incisive activist scholarship which has emerged from this conference series. Entitled: The White Supremacist State: Euorcentrism, Imperialism, Colonialism, Racism, copies of this collection of critical essays will be available for purchase.

This conference is free and open to all. For the past seven years it has attracted over 300 scholars, students, activists, writers, community and cultural workers from a wide spectrum of interests. Lunch will be provided. PLEASE REGISTER with the New College Programs Secretary at nc.programs@utoronto.ca well ahead of the date so we can cater for enough food for everyone.

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM (Tentative)

10am – 10:15am
Welcome
Principal of New College, Shahrzad Mojab

10:15am – 10:25am
Conference Introduction
Anrold H. Itwaru

10:25am – 11:25am
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maria Paez Victor.
Topic: “From conquistadores, Dictators and Multinationals
to the Bolivarian Revolution”

11:25am – 11:40am
(Discussion)

11:40am – 11:45am
(Break)

11:45am – 12:30pm

BOOK LAUNCH:

The White Supremacist State: Eurocentrism, Imperialism, Colonialism, Racism

“THE WHITE SUPREMACIST STATE: EUROCENTRISM,
IMPERIALISM, COLONIALISM, RACISM”
EDITED BY: ARNOLD H. ITWARU

This work of activist scholarship has emerged out of the RACISM & NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS Conference throughout the past seven years. Scholars who have contributed to this volume include Ward Churchill; Arnold H. Itwaru; Sunera Thobani; Natasha Ksonzek; Ella Shohat and Robert Stam; Henry Giroux; Nandita Sharma; Julia Sudbury; Marianne Vardalos; Lorne Foster.

12:30pm – 1:00pm
(Lunch)

1:00pm – 2:15pm
Panel I: “Nations, Nation-States, and the Holocaust of Modernity”
Panel Convener/Co-ordinator: Umesh Sharma

Speaker: Navyug Gill
Title: “Cultivating Cultivators: Notes on the Regulation of the
Means and Modes of Production in Colonial Punjab”

Speaker: Jessica Chandrashekar
Title: “Sexual Violence Against Tamil Women and the Construction
of ‘humanness’ in Sri Lanka”

Speaker: Harsha Walia
Title: “Colonialism, Capitalism, and the Making of the Apartheid
System of Migration and Control in Canada”

2:15pm – 2:30pm
(Discussion)

2:30pm – 2:45pm
(Break)

2:45pm – 3:45pm
Second Keynote: Omali Yeshitela | Chairman of The African People’s Socialist Party
Title: “National Consciousness and African Liberation”

3:45pm – 4:10pm
(Discussion)

4:10pm – 4:20pm
(Break)

4:20pm – 5:20pm
Panel II: “Land and Indigenous Peoples”

Speaker: Asad Ismi
Title: “The pivotal role of Indigenous Peoples in the
Latin American Revolution”

Speaker: TBA

5:20pm – 5:35pm
(Discussion)

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Web: http://racismandnationalconsciousness.wordpress.com/

Video: http://www.vimeo.com/rnc

Email: rnc.webmail@gmail.com

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CONFERENCE CO-ORDINATORS

| ARNOLD H. ITWARU | NATASHA KSONZEK | UMESH SHARMA |

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SUPPORTED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL, NEW COLLEGE,
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
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THE 7TH ANNUAL NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON RACISM AND NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
October 27, 2008, 5:33 am
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Announcing
The 7th Annual
NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE
on
RACISM & NATIONAL
CONSCIOUSNESS

“WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE REGULATION OF IDENTITY”

Saturday October 25, 2008
10 am  – 5.30 pm
Wetmore Hall, 21 Classic Avenue (at Spadina)
New College
University of Toronto

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This year the Annual New College Conference on Racism and National Consciousness will be looking at dimensions of tyrannical war-mongering white supremacy and the divisive construction and regulation of the identity of individuals communities and peoples to serve its aggressive predatorial accumulative domineering interests.  We will look at the function of imperial Eurocentric knowledge-power and imprisoning punitive imperial white law in the dissemination of terrorism and the criminalization, Inferiorization, dispossession, impoverishment and devastation of hundreds of millions of people it considers its Other to further its capitalist economic political and cultural interests.

This conference is free and open to all. Each year for the past six years it has attracted over 300 scholars, students, activists, writers, community and cultural workers from a wide spectrum of interests. Lunch will be provided. Please register at nc.programs@utoronto.ca well ahead of the date so we can cater for everyone.

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Conference Program

10. am – 11.30 am
Keynote Speaker: Bonita Lawrence
Topic: “Genocide, Assimilation, or Incorporation? Indigenous
Identity and Modes of Resistance”

11.30 am – 12 noon
(Discussion)

12. – 12.30pm
(Lunch)

12.30pm – 1.30pm
Second Keynote Speaker: Arnold H. Itwaru
Topic: “Master Race Culture: White Supremacy, Liberal Democracy,
and the Continuing Colonization of the World”

1.30 – 2pm
(Discussion)

2pm – 2.15pm
(Break)

2.15pm – 3.15pm
Panel I: Schooling and the Pipeline to Jail
Panel Co-ordinators: Yolisa Dalamba and Kisha McPherson

Speaker: Cyril Cromwell Simmonds
Topic: “‘Beneviolence’ in the Education System: Contradictions,
Conformity, and Control”

Speaker: Nathan Okonta
Topic: “‘Policing the Crisis’: African Canadian Youth and
the ‘New Right’ Ideology”

Speaker: Umesh Sharma
Topic: “An Anthropology of Barbarism: Ideology, Schooling,
and the Sustenance of White Whiteness”

3.15pm – 3.30pm
(Discussion)

3.30pm – 3.45pm
(Break)

3.45pm – 4.45pm
Panel II: Good Muslim…Bad Muslim? White Supremacy and the
Regulation of Islam and Muslim Identity
Panel Co-ordinator: Zahir Kolia

Speaker: Dr. Sedef Arat-Koç
Topic: ‘”We Win Even When We Lose” Syndrome?: Muslims, Crisis
of Imperial Hegemony, and the Persistence of Western
Supremacy’

Speaker: Sumayya Kassamali
Topic: “Secularism and the National Imaginary: Talking About
the Toronto 18″

Speaker: Zahir Kolia
Topic: “Reflections Upon the Politics of Dismemberment: How
Student Activism Regulates the Sacred”

4:45pm – 5:15pm
(Discussion)

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Dr. Bonita Lawrence (Mi’kmaw) is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Atkinson College, York University, where she teaches Native Studies and anti-racism. Her research and publications have focused primarily on urban, non-status and Metis identities, gender and colonization, and federally unrecognized Aboriginal communities. She is the author of “Real” Indians and Others: Mixed-Blood Urban Native People and Indigenous Nationhood. (University of Nebraska Press and UBC Press, 2004), and co-editor (With Kim Anderson) of Strong Women’s Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival (Toronto, Sumach Press, 2003), a collection of Native women’s scholarly and activist writing. With Kim Anderson she also guest-edited a recent edition of Atlantis, entitled “Indigenous Women: The State of Our Nations” (Vol.29.2, Spring, 2005). She has four refereed publications, the most recent (with Enakshi Dua) is “Decolonizing Anti-Racism” in Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2005. With Enakshi Dua she also co-wrote “Challenging White Hegemony In University Classrooms: Whose Canada Is It?” Atlantis, Vol. 24.2, Spring 2000, 105-122. She has a number of chapters in books as well. She is a traditional singer who continues to sing with groups in Kingston and Toronto at Native social and political gatherings.

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Dr. Arnold Itwaru designed & developed the Caribbean Studies Program at New College, University of Toronto, and was its Director for 10 years. His research and teaching focus on problematizing Caribbean thought, racism, the capitalist press and the new imperialism. He is the author of 13 books including Home and Back, Morning of Yesterday: Seven Stories, Negative Ecstasy: The Star Trek Seductions and Other Mass Deceptions, Critiques of Power, and co-author of Closed Entrances: Canadian Culture and Imperialism. He is currently editing a forthcoming book entitled “The White Supremacist State: Eurocentrism Imperialism Colonialism Racism,” as well as working on his own forthcoming book “Master Race Culture: White Supremacy, Liberal Democracy, and the Continuing Colonization of the World.”

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Cyril (C.J.) Cromwell Simmonds is a second year Ph.D. student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. His work within the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education has focused on issues of social control, race relations and the prevailance of oppressive discourses in so-called “progressive” cultures. His masters thesis, “Discourses of Contradiction: Politicizing the ‘Beneviolence’ of Racism,” introduced a conceptual framework for engaging institutional violence in popular media and other powerful institutions as they effect marginalized and racialized populations. Through his involvement with critical academia and various community initiatives, Cromwell Simmonds’ actively pursues the upliftment of his Community through a combination of critical thought and action while utilizing his experience with video and photography to make his academic and community work accessible, engaging and practical.

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Nathan Isioma Okonta is presently a community based researcher on various issues that cut across racialism, immigrant status, economic segregation and exclusion and youth criminalization. He has a B.Com. Degree in Environmental Studies and Economics from the University of Toronto, and an MES Degree in (critical) Development Theory from York University. A former member of the steering committee for the Metro Network for Social Justice and 50 Years of Black Activism in Canada, Nathan has been involved in youth justice issues in Toronto since 1996, and has participated in youth activism across Canada.

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Umesh Sharma is a co-ordinator of the New College Conference on Racism and National Consciousness.

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Dr. Sedef Arat-Koç is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. Her research interests include immigration policy and citizenship, especially as they affect immigrant women; transnational feminism; politics of imperialism; racialization and the politics of racism; and reconfiguration of social and political identities under neoliberal globalization.  Currently, she is working on “whiteness” in Turkey as a cultural, political and class identity in the context of neoliberalism and post-cold war geopolitics. Her publications include:  ‘(Some) Turkish Transnationalism(s) in an Age of Capitalist Globalization and Empire: “White Turk” Discourse, The New Geopolitics and the Implications for Feminist Transnationalism.’ Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (Special Issue: Transnational Theory, National Politics and Gender in the Contemporary Middle East/North Africa) 3:1 (2007): 35-57.“Echoes of the 1930’s: Today’s Hotel Workers Lead the Struggle to ‘Upgrade’ the Service Economy” (with Bryan Evans and Aparna Sundar). Relay: A Socialist Project Review (Jan.-Feb. 2007): 16-17. [Reprinted by MRzine (On-line Monthly Review), March 15, 2007] “Whose Social Reproduction? Transnational Motherhood and Challenges to Feminist Political Economy.”  In Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-Liberalism, ed. Meg Luxton and Kate Bezanson, 75-92. Montréal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006.  “Whose Transnationalism? Canada, “Clash of Civilizations” Discourse and Arab and Muslim Canadians.” In Transnational Identities and Practices in Canada, ed. Lloyd Wong and Vic Satzewich, 216-240. Vancouver and Toronto: UBC Press, 2006.  “The Disciplinary Boundaries of Canadian Identity After 9/11: Civilizational Identity, Multiculturalism and the Challenge of Anti-Imperialist Feminism.” Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order, (Special Issue: Race, Racism and Empire: Reflections on Canada) 32:4 (2005): 32-49.  “Imperial Wars or Benevolent Interventions? Reflections on ‘Global Feminism’ Post September 11th.”  Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal 26:2 (Spring/Summer 2002): 53-65.

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Sumayya Kassamali is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies at OISE, University of Toronto. She has been actively involved in various forms of community and faith-based activism, including antiwar and Palestinian solidarity work, as well as radical migrant justice organizing with the No One is Illegal network. Her academic research interests include Islamic Feminisms and the challenges posed to secular modernity by the proliferation of transnational ‘conservative’ Muslim women’s movements.

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Zahir Kolia is a graduate student in Social and Political Thought at York University.   His research interests include the connection between settler colonialism, temporality, and death as they relate to racialized newcomers and Indigenous peoples. Particularly, how ‘canadian’ sovereignty is predicated upon the violent constitution of Indigenous peoples through absence, vanishing, and death. Other interests include the connections between settler colonialism, whiteness, guilt, melancholy, and fantasies of becoming the Other.

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CONFERENCE CO-ORDINATORS:

|  ARNOLD H. ITWARU  |  N. KSONZEK  |  UMESH SHARMA  |

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SUPPORTED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL, NEW COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

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THE 6TH ANNUAL NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON RACISM AND NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
October 27, 2008, 5:05 am
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Announcing the 6th Annual
NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE
on
RACISM & NATIONAL
CONSCIOUSNESS

* EUROCENTRISM * IMPERIALISM * COLONIALISM * RACISM *

Saturday October 27, 2007
10 am  – 5:30 pm
Wetmore Hall 21 Classic Avenue at Spadina
New College, University of Toronto

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This conference is free and open to all. Each year for the past five years it has attracted over 300 scholars, students, activists, writers, community and cultural workers from a wide spectrum of interests. Lunch will be provided. Please register at nc.programs@utoronto.ca well ahead of the date so we can cater for everyone.

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Conference Program

10. am – 11.30 am
Keynote Speaker: Ella Shohat
Topic: “The Idea of Eurocentrism”

11.30 – 12 noon
(Discussion)

12 – 12.30 pm
(Lunch)

12.30 pm – 1.30pm
Panel I: Imperialism and Child Raising Practices

Speaker: Angela Aujla
Topic: “The Dissemination of Imperial Discourse
Through Contemporary Children’s Literature”

Speaker: Marianne Vardalos
Topic: “Raising Good Global Citizens: Liberal Humanism
as a Philanthropic Rationale for Imperialism”

1.30 – 2 pm
(Discussion)

2pm – 2.15pm
(Break)

2.15 – 3.15pm
Panel II: Canada’s Colonial Imperial Racism from Central Africa to Haiti

Speaker: Steve da Silva
Topic: “Reinventing the White Man’s Burden in the 21st Century: Imperialism and the Myths of the “Rwandan Genocide”

Speaker: Kabir Joshi-Vijayan
Topic: “Canadian Imperialist Intervention in Haiti”

3.15 – 3.30pm
(Discussion)

3:30 – 3:45pm
(BREAK)

3.45 – 4:45pm
Second Keynote Speaker: Sunera Thobani.
Topic: “Exalted Subjects: Race and the Making of the Canadian Nation”

4.45 – 5.15pm
(Discussion)

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Dr. Ella Shohat  is  Professor in Art and Public Policy and Middle Eastern Studies, N.Y.U. She is the author, among others, of Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices, Flagging Patriotism: The Dilemma of Patriotism in Transnational Perspective, and co-author of Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media.

Dr. Thobani is currently Associate Professor at UBC and affiliated with the Centre for Research in Women’s Studies and Gender Relations. She is co-editor with Tineke Hellwig, of Asian Women: Interconnections, and author of Exalted Subjects: Studies in the Making of Race and Nation in Canada.

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Conference co-ordinator: Arnold H, Itwaru
Conference Committee: A. Itwaru, N. Ksonzek, and
J. Larkin
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Supported by the Office of the Principal, New College,
Caribbean Studies, and Equity Studies
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THE 5TH ANNUAL NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON RACISM AND NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
October 27, 2008, 5:00 am
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THE 5th ANNUAL

NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE
on
RACISM AND NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS

‘National Security and the Treatment of Difference’

Saturday October 28, 2006

10 am  – 5 pm
Wetmore Hall – 21 Classic Avenue at Spadina

University of Toronto

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This conference for the past four years has attracted over 300 each year – scholars, students, activists, writers, community and cultural workers from a wide spectrum of interests. This year our concern is with the threat to freedom of expression in the current war on terror and the criminalization of people who are deemed different. The conference is free and open to all. Lunch will be provided. Please register well ahead of the date so we can cater for lunch for everyone. To register email nc.programs@utoronto or call  416-978-5404.

Some of the issues:  – democracy and state terrorism – Muslim identity in Western construction, i.e. ‘moderate’ – ‘extremist’ – ‘terrorist’ – national security, racism and the threat to difference -The threat to the tenure of scholars who speak out

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Conference Schedule

10. am-12 noon

Keynote Speaker: Henry Giroux.

Topic:  ‘Dirty Democracy and State Terrorism: The Politics of the New
Authoritarianism’

Henry Giroux is presently Global TV Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University. Author, among others, of Beyond the Spectacle of Terrorism: Global Uncertainty and the Challenge of the New Media, and The Terror of Neoliberalism, Stormy Weather: Katrina and the politics of Disposability

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12-1 pm:  LUNCH
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1 pm-3 pm
Panel Discussion:   Muslims, Terrorists and the Law

Abdullah Arain
Topic: ‘Framing Muslim Identity’

Amina Sherazee
Topic: The intersectionality between race/immigration status and
national security: The ‘Project Thread’ cases.

Rocco Galati
Topic: (TBA)
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3.30 pm- 5 pm
Keynote Speaker: Ward Churchill

Topic: ‘Rules for Thee but Not for Me’

(Death threats, with attempts being made to fire him, despite his tenured professorship at the University of Colorado) Former Chair, Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado. Author of, among others, A Little Matter of Genocide, Fantasies of the Master Race, & Struggle for the Land

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Supported by the Office of the Principal, New College, and APUS
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