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The Invisible City (Film Screening and Discussion)

2 December 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

How to build a home in a place called nowhere? This is the question that frames The Invisible City Kakuma, an award-winning new film by director Lieven Corthouts. In this special event, we will screen the film followed by a discussion on what it means to become educated—and make a life—in a protracted refugee situation. Discussants include Grace Nshimiyukiza, BHER graduate student and Kakuma resident, and Chloe Brushwood-Rose, Associate Professor and scholar of gender, representation, and digital storytelling at York University.

Grace Nshimiyukiza is a Rwandan Refugee living in Kakuma Refugee Camp. She holds of a B.A from York University and is an MEd. Candidate at the same university. Her main research areas are gender disparities and barriers to access and retention in university programs in refugee camps as well as significance of gender & girls’/women’s access to technology.

Chloë Brushwood Rose is an Associate Professor in Education who studies visual research methodologies, community-engaged media and art practices, and the relationships between experience, subjectivity and storytelling. Her work draws on the fields of cultural studies, psychoanalysis, and feminist and queer theory.

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This talk is a part of the Reciprocal Learning in Times of Crisis monthly colloquium series on the intersections of refugee education, anti-Black racism, and COVID-19 in Canada and East Africa. The series is presented by York University’s Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) Project, Faculty of Education, and Centre for Refugee Studies.

Visit the event series website for a full listing of upcoming talks and to view videos of past talks.