Radically (Re)Imagining Black Life/Black Futures: Our Roles

Thursday, February 2, 2023 10:00to12:00
Education Building 3700 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA
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McGill Education will proudly host keynote speaker, Professor Rinaldo Walcott, in an interactive workshop to discuss modern Black life. The workshop will run from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM on February 2nd, with a complimentary lunch at 12 for those who register. To register: https://mcgill.ca/x/3DB

Event to take place in the Education Building Learning Commons (1st Floor Peel Entrance).


About Professor Rinaldo Walcott:

Rinaldo Walcott is Professor and Chair in the Department of Africana and American Studies at the University of Buffalo; there he is also the Carl V. Granger Chair in Africana and American Studies. Rinaldo’s research focuses on the cultural expression of Black life with an interest in the transnational, diasporic and the national crosscurrents of Black creativities. Rinaldo is the author of number of single authored, co-authored, and co-edited books. His more recent work is The Long Emancipation: Moving Toward Black Freedom (Duke, 2021) and On Property: Policing, Prisons, and the Call for Abolition (Biblioasis, 2021) which was short-listed for the Toronto Book Award in 2021. Currently Rinaldo is working on two monographs, one on freedom and the sea, and another on Black queer expressive culture. A third work seeks to grapple with the possibilities of achieving utopia from the grips of the catastrophe that threatens to consume all of planetary life. Rinaldo was born in Barbados. He divides his time between the city of Buffalo and the city of Toronto.

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