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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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