Women & Gender Studies Institute

Black+Queer+Human: A Conversation

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

William Doo Auditorium

45 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto, St. George

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Symposium Schedule

“Black+Queer+Human: A Conversation” is a one-day symposium that attends to the present urgency of critical conversations from a queer perspective on black life and its complexity across space, place and time. Black+Queer+Human foregrounds and is deeply invested in pushing the parameters of how black politics, culture and everyday life, based on gender, sexuality, queerness and class is experienced diasporically. By bringing scholars together from different vantage points this symposium aims to offer alternative ways to re-imagine freedom, desire and pleasure, as a response to anti-blackness and state violence.

Organizers: Rinaldo Walcott and R. Cassandra Lord

A WGSI sponsored event

Co-sponsors:  Department of Historical Studies, Women and Gender Studies, UTM; Department of Social Justice Education; OISE/University of Toronto; Centre for the Study of the United States; Department of History – University of Toronto; Department of Anthropology – University of Toronto; Cionema Studies Institute – University of Toronto; Center for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

Wheelchair Accessible