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THE 6TH ANNUAL NEW COLLEGE CONFERENCE ON RACISM AND NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
October 27, 2008, 5:05 am
Filed under: 6th R.N.C. CONFERENCE

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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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