Remembering Walter Rodney: On Education and Emancipation


The late Walter Rodney was a historian, Pan-Africanist scholar and political activist who was assassinated in 1980 in his native Guyana. He authored several books, including The Groundings with My Brothers, his celebrated How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, and A History of the Guyanese Working Class. In commemoration of his 75th birthday, this event reflects on his legacy in terms of education and social transformation. 

Date: Saturday March 25

IWC-CTIPlace: Immigrant Workers Centre | 4755 Van Horne, Suite #110 (nr Plamondon Metro -Van Horne exit)

Time: 11:00am-4pm 


11:00-11:30    Welcome – David Austin

                        Kaie Kellough (reading from The Groundings with My Brothers)

11:30-1:00       W.A.R. Stories – a film on the life of Walter Rodney by Clairmont Chung

                        Kaie Kellough (reading from The Groundings with My Brothers)

1:00-2:30        Lunch Break

2:30-3:30        Kaie Kellough (reading from The Groundings with My Brothers)

The Legacy of Walter Rodney - Alissa Trotz, Caribbean Studies/Gender Studies, University of Toronto and Walter Rodney, Pedagogy, and Popular Education  – Aziz Choudry, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University

3:30-4:00        Closing

                        Kaie Kellough (reading from The Groundings with My Brothers)