Events are typically free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.
For most events we ask that you please register.
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IGSF's Welcome Reception:
Thursday, September 26th, 4-6 pm
Dear Students and Colleagues,
You are cordially invited to the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) for our annual Welcome Reception to celebrate the new academic year. This is an informal opportunity to reacquaint yourselves with our staff, students and fellow colleagues around the university, and to meet new hires, students and staff members. The reception is also a chance to greet Prof. Julie Lavigne, our incoming Visiting Scholar from UQAM as well as our instructors in Women’s Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies, and our postdoctoral students. I hope you will join us to socialize over a glass of wine and other refreshments.
Everyone is welcome.
Teens, Social Media and Anti-Violence Activism
Organized by the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) at McGill University and Canadian Women’s Foundation with support from the Department of English, the School of Social Work, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC), the Dean of Arts Development Fund, Claudia Mitchell, James McGill Professor on Youth, Participation and Social Change and Prof. Carrie Rentschler, William Dawson Scholar of Feminist Media Studies
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Thursday, October 3rd
12:30pm - Registration and Opening Remarks
1:30pm - Public Talk 'Teen Sexting: The Criminalization of Sexual/ized 'Selfies' by Prof. Lara Karaian, Carleton University
3:00 pm - Workshop Session 'Consent Culture: Mobilizing Youth-led, Sex Positive, Anti-Violence Movements Through an Anti-Oppressive Framework' by Elicia Loiselle and youth facilitators from Project Respect
7:00pm - Panel Discussion:
Sexuality, Anti-Violence Activism and Social Media: Challenges and Opportunities
with Elicia Loiselle from Project Respect; Kira Poirier from Hollaback, Montreal; Jeff Perera from the White Ribbon Campaign; and Steph Guthrie from Women in Toronto Politics
Location: - Bronfman Building, Desautels Faculty of Management, 1001 Sherbrooke Street West, Room151, McGill University, downtown campus, (wheelchair accessible)
Friday, October 4th
9:00am - Registration and Welcoming Remarks
10:00am - Workshop Session 'Blueprints for Change: Engaging Men Online and In Person' by Jeff Perera and Ron Couchman from the White Ribbon Campaign
Lunch provided for registrants
1:00pm - Public Talk 'Defining The Lines between Free Expression, Privacy, Safety and Regulation' by Prof. Shaheen Shariff from McGill University and Define the Line
Registration is required for all parts of the symposium:
514-398-3911 or info [dot] igsf [at] mcgill [dot] ca or www.mcgill.ca/igsf/events/registration
Unless otherwise noted, the events will be held at Thomson House, Ballroom, 3650 McTavish, McGill University, downtown campus
Entrée libre! Bienvenue à tous!
Free and open to the public.
A lunch-time series of works-in-progress by researchers at McGill
Lunch provided, but seating is limited - We ask that you register.
PLACE: IGSF Seminar Room, 3487 Peel Street, 2nd floor
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Fall 2013 semester:
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, 12:30 pm
Postcolonial Constitutionalism: Complexities and Contradictions
Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF), Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Law
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, 12:30 pm
Got gay organs?: analyzing health policies through a Queer bioethics lens
CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF)
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013, 12:30 pm
Rethinking Sexual Self-Objectification in Contemporary Art
Professor in Department of Sexology, UQAM
IGSF Visiting Professor
Winter 2014 semester:
Monday, September 16th, 2013
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Place: Leacock 808
“Living the Revolution: Recovering the Lost Histories of Italian Immigrant Women's Anarchist Feminism in the United States”
A History and Classical Studies Graduate Student Initiative along with the Montreal History Group and IGSF
Dr. Jennifer Guglielmo
Associate Professor of History, Smith College
Jennifer Guglielmo (Associate Professor of History, Smith College) will discuss her recovery of the histories of activism of working-class Italian immigrant women anarchists in the United States as a window into the world of early twentieth-century transnational feminism. Emerging from a diasporic, multi-ethnic network of labor radicals, the women in this movement did not seek inclusion within the modern nation-state; nor did they rely on established trade unions or cross-class alliances. Instead, they created autonomous spaces for working-class and poor women to articulate their particular struggles and embody l'emancipazione della donna (women's emancipation). Together, they asked a question that formed the heart of their politics: "Why does the pleasure of some have to create misery for many?"
As part of the Graduate Student Initiative, Professor Guglielmo will also be holding a small seminar with graduate students, focusing on her recent research, on September 17th, from 10.00 am to noon. Space is limited and enrolment is required.
For more information, or to enrol in the seminar, please contact the organizers:
amanda [dot] ricci [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca; carolynn [dot] mcnally [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Co-sponsored by the Montreal History Group and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
Wednesday September 18th to Saturday September 21st, 2013:
Time Forms: The Temporatlities of Aesthetic Experience
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Friday, October 18th through Sunday, October 20th, 2013
203 Congress of Black Writers and Artists
The first international Congress of Black Writers and Artists was held in 1956 at Sorbonne University in Paris, bringing together Black intellectuals representing three different continents to examine, discuss and debate Black culture and identity in all its diversity. The Congress was initiated by Alioune Diop, founder of the the journal and publishing house Présence Africaine. Participants included Aimé Césaire, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Jean Price- Mars, Richard Wright and James Baldwin, Amadou Hampaté Bâ and George Lamming, Mercer Cook and James Ivy, Frantz Fanon, Edouard Glissant and René Depestre, Cheikh Anta Diop, Abdoulaye Wadé and Josephine Baker.
Following in this tradition and developing out of the intellectual activities of the Caribbean Conference Committee, the 1968 Congress of Black Writers at McGill University brought together well-known Black thinkers and activists from Canada, the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean, including C.L.R. James, Stokely Carmichael, Miriam Makeba, Rocky Jones, and Walter Rodney. As had the first Congress, the event took place during a historic moment of transnational social and political change and featured rigorous debates about Black culture, politics and identity.
This fall marks the 45th anniversary of the 1968 Black Writers Congress held at McGill. Community-University Talks (C-Uni-T) and the Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA) will be marking the occasion by welcoming Black writers and artists to Montreal for the first Congress of Black Writers and Artists of the 21st century from Friday, October 18th- Sunday, October 20th. The theme of the 2013 Congress, “Create Dangerously” is inspired by Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (Princeton University Press, 2010). Danticat took her title from the last public lecture given by Albert Camus, “Create Dangerously,” in which Camus declared, “For the person with creative potential there is no wholeness except in using it.”
Community-University Talks (C-Uni-T) invites potential collaborators and funders to join us in the realization of this historical event. Please contact us at: black [dot] congress [dot] 2013 [at] gmail [dot] com
Friday, November 22nd, 2013:
Réflexion sur l’utilisation des méthodologies participatives féministes dans un contexte développemental
Workshop organized by femSTEP; le formulaire d'inscription
Friday, February 7th, 2014:
"Taboo Yardies" film screening at IGSF
In collaboration with Massimadi en Ville and the Massimadi Film Festival
Thursday, March 20th, 2014:
Talk by Sarah Franklin
Monday, March 24th, 2014:
Talk by Nicole Constable
Talk by Angela McGrobie
Are you a graduate student, post-graduate, or a faculty member whose research engages with issues of gender &/ sexuality &/ feminist studies?
Join us for this monthly social event. Meet other academics with similar research interests over refreshments!
Hosted at IGSF,
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(Registration Not Required)