As part of its on-going Equity Seminar Series, the Faculty of Environmental Studies and Accessibility, Community and Equity@York proudly present:
Poetics, politics and the queerness of place
A lecture & dialogue on racialized geographies, visual and performance art, and activism with
Professor Katherine McKittrick
Gender Studies, Queen’s University
who will present a talk titled
TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2014
12:45p – 2:30p
Health, Nursing, Environmental Studies Building (HNES)
4700 Keele Street
ASL interpretation will be provided.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Professor McKittrick’s talk will be followed by responses from Farrah Miranda (Migrant Justice activist, artist and MES candidate) and Camille Turner , Performance Artist and Adjunct faculty, New College, University of Toronto.
This event is presented with the generous support of CUPE 3903, Centre for Feminist Research, Graduate Program in Gender Feminist and Women’s Studies, the City Institute at York University, and the Departments of Geography and Sociology.
Katherine McKittrick is Associate Professor in Gender Studies at Queen. She researches and teaches in the areas of black studies, anti-colonial studies, cultural geographies and gender studies. Her research is interdisciplinary and attends to the links between epistemological narrative, social justice, and creative texts. Her forthcoming monograph, Dear Science, supported in part by a SSHRC Insight Grant, will look at the promise of science in black poetry, music, and visual art. Part of her ongoing research program is on the writings of Sylvia Wynter. She is also editor atAntipode.
ACE Graduate Studies and Scholarship Funding Application
November 26th, 2013
As a follow-up to the scholarship review session organized by student groups within FES in mid-October, ACE is hosting a peer-review workshop to assist students with their scholarship applications and graduate studies applications.
The workshop is open to ALL students who are planning on applying to graduate studies and/or external awards including, but not limited to, the Ontario Graduate Studies (OGS) Award, SSHRC, CIHR or NSERC etc.
What to bring for peer-review feedback:
3 copies of your draft RESEARCH STATEMENT/PROPOSAL for the funding opportunity, along with the application instructions
3 copies of your STATEMENT OF INTENT for your graduate studies application, along with the application instructions.
Drafts at ANY level of completion will be eligible for review.
More information on Awards:
1 – 1:30pm: ACE members will go through the components of a research statement/proposal and cover letter
1:30 – 3:30pm: Peer Review
3:30 – 4:00pm: ACE will respond to closing questions about the application processes
What is ACE ?
The Accessibility Community Equity committee is comprised of students, many of whom are affiliated with the Faculty of Environmental Studies, who organize around issues of equity. We have organized workshops, seminars and peer mentorship sessions, all geared at offering students some of the necessary social and emotional supports needed for their success. One of our most important feats was our role in ensuring that all incoming graduate students at FES,irrespective of academic background, were offered funding packages. This year, an added part of our mandate is to assist students in navigating their way through the academic institution by documenting student experiences for the betterment of student services at York.
ALL interested individuals are welcome to our meetings and events.
GLOBAL ACTION ALERT
28 October 2013
FINAL PUSH FOR $15 BILLION GLOBAL FUND REPLENISHMENT:
WE ARE NOT THERE YET!!
(Washington, D.C.) On December 3, 2013, President Barack Obama and the U.S. Government will host the Global Fund’s Replenishment event in Washington, D.C. A big push is underway to garner $15 billion of funding to be committed 2014-2016, the next phase of the Global Fund’s effort to defeat AIDS, TB, and Malaria.
The gains against AIDS, TB, and Malaria achieved so far will be lost if we do not move forward to defeat these diseases with a fully funded Global Fund. The entire global AIDS, TB, and Malaria (ATM) movement is at a critical crossroads. The global response is threatened as the Global Fund currently faces a significant shortfall in expected commitments that will be made at the upcoming event on December 3, 2013.
The good news is that massive efforts are underway, but we are not there yet! Stakeholders are strongly encouraged to step up and make an intensive push over the next 5 weeks for bold commitments. In particular, policymakers in the following 11 countries/regions are still determining the level of support that they will commit to the Global Fund on December 3, 2013:
Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Union (EU), France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa
Support by signing these online petitions:
The Here I am Campaign: http://www.hereiamcampaign.org/sign-on-2/
The ONE Campaign: http://www.one.org/international/take-action/
Please ALSO consider ramping up all possible efforts by your organization, coalitions, and global networks—in any way feasible to awaken, mobilize, and galvanize support from these countries to make bold commitments on December 3, 2013 in support of Global Fund Replenishment. Possible actions over the next five weeks for consideration:
1. No matter where you are, visit Ambassadors and Embassies of these 11 countries/regions and mobilize political support for the Global Fund Replenishment;
2. Publish opinion pieces, blogs, editorials in as many outlets as possible;
3. Mobilize outreach from prominent persons in these countries to support GF Replenishment;
4. Mobilize petitions, press conferences, or public events in these countries;
5. Any other ideas welcomed!
The global pandemics of AIDS, TB, and Malaria will not wait for global economic recovery and losing ground now would haunt us for generations.
For more information, please contact Dr. Paul Zeitz at email@example.com
The 12th annual Caribbean Studies New College conference on Racism and National Consciousness will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10 am – 5 pm at the William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks Street at Spadina.
The theme of the conference: Towards a Self Caring Society
SPEAKERS: Filiberto Penados of the Institute for sustainable International Studies, Belize and Arnold Itwaru of the Caribbean Studies Unit, University of Toronto.
Their talks will focus on: The Impossibility of a Self Caring Society under Capitalism
PANEL: Worker Self Management as Self Care: Towards an Economics of Emancipation
with Ajamu Nangwaya, Network for Pan-Adrikan Solidarity
Adrian Worrell, co-host of CIUT’s 89.5 Vibe Collective
Reba Plummer, Secretary of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation
The conference is Open to everyone – Lunch is provided
Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org