Writing Thru “Race” – Then and Now

Date/Time: Sat Mar 07, 2015, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Location: AGO - Jackman Hall Theatre, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON


Writing thru “Race” took place in Vancouver in 1994. Far from being a local event, it shook up the nation. Sponsored by The Writers’ Union of Canada and organized by a large coalition of First Nations writers and writers of colour, it proved to be a milestone event in “race” politics and cultural production, government- and media-driven controversy, and community building. Its repercussions have been felt in Canadian writing and publishing, government, cultural and arts organizing, activist labour, and critical theory.

Twenty Years of Writing thru “Race”: Then and Now is a colloquium designed to acknowledge the continuous impact of the original event and examine its consequences and productivities for cultural communities, the state, critical thinking and legal practice, and to consider how the ideas of “race,” Canadian literature, writing, publishing, speaking, and the subject have shifted and changed since the original 1994 event.

Free, but due to limited seating, registration required. Registration and program details are here.




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