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Poem by Louise B. Halfe-Sky Dancer to honour the 215 children in Kamloops and all those destroyed by the residential school system

Poem by Louise B. Halfe-Sky Dancer to honour the 215 children in Kamloops and all those destroyed by the residential school system

Angels: 215 >, 1820 – 1979 “The Past is Always Our Present” A cradle board hangs from a treeA beaded moss bag is folded in a small chestA child’s moccasin is tuckedInto a skunk Pipe bagChildren’s shoes in a ghost dance.A mother clutches thesePalms held against her faceA river runs between her fingers. A small […]

Black Canadian Studies student earns top honours at 2021 HERA conference

Black Canadian Studies student earns top honours at 2021 HERA conference

York University Black Canadian Studies (BCS) certificate program student Michelle Molubi has been recognized at the annual Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) conference with the top undergraduate research paper honour. For Molubi, a humanities student in her final year, the $1,000 prize from HERA represents the culmination of hard work and meaningful research within the Black […]

Diaspora, Humanism and the Global Project of Black Freedom,” Inaugural Del & Wanita Smyth Lecture on Peace, Justice and Human Security

Diaspora, Humanism and the Global Project of Black Freedom,” Inaugural Del & Wanita Smyth Lecture on Peace, Justice and Human Security

We are thrilled to invite you to the Inaugural Del & Wanita Smyth Lecture on Peace, Justice and Human Security. As we take action against anti-Black racism as a Faculty, this lecture series offers a space for community building, knowledge sharing and mobilization. Starting this series off with a multi-national perspective, our first lecture brings together influential […]

Jesse Thistle's memoir From the Ashes is the #1 bestselling Canadian print book so far in 2020

Jesse Thistle's memoir From the Ashes is the #1 bestselling Canadian print book so far in 2020

Jesse Thistle's memoir From the Ashes is the #1 bestselling Canadian print book so far in 2020, according to BookNet Canada. BookNet Canada is a non-profit organization that tracks Canadian book sales. Their data represents approximately 85 per cent of overall Canadian sales. They looked at sales of print books from Jan. 1 to Sept. 26 to create the […]

Living in Reciprocity: Black, Brown and Indigenous Solidarities, webinar at 2:00pm ET on November 20, 2020

Living in Reciprocity: Black, Brown and Indigenous Solidarities, webinar at 2:00pm ET on November 20, 2020

Dear colleagues and students: Please join me for an upcoming webinar teach-in, Living in Reciprocity: Black, Brown and Indigenous Solidarities, at 2:00pm ET on November 20, 2020. This online event brings together three influential public intellectuals—Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Robyn Maynard, and Shama Rangwala—in a conversation about the possibilities for cross-community alliance in the struggles against […]

Novel by Humanities Prof. named one of four best new books in Science Fiction

Novel by Humanities Prof. named one of four best new books in Science Fiction

There’s a moment in Don DeLillo’s classic black-comedy novel “White Noise” when the main character hears one of his children reciting fragments of commercial advertising in their sleep. We realize from this that things have gotten really bad. “The Eyelid” spins a rich and rewarding political fantasy out of this anxiety over the colonization of […]

Award-winning author and York alumna to discuss ‘The Poetry of Picturebooks’

Award-winning author and York alumna to discuss ‘The Poetry of Picturebooks’

Those who love children’s literature, picture books and the way beautiful language breathes will want to mark Feb. 26 on their calendars. From 3 to 5 p.m., award-winning author and York alumna Kyo Maclear will be at the Keele Campus to present a session titled “The Poetry of Picturebooks.” Kyo Maclear Maclear is a scholar, essayist, novelist and children’s […]

“Urban Gentrification: White Futures, Black Dystopias”: Humanities professor Andrea Davis is one of four speakers at the York Circle Lecture & Lunch Series on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

“Urban Gentrification: White Futures, Black Dystopias”: Humanities professor Andrea Davis is one of four speakers at the York Circle Lecture & Lunch Series on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

This talk offers a discussion of the competing goals of urban gentrification through a reading of the documentary film Unarmed Verses (2016). The film follows the life of 12-year-old Francine Valentine for several months in 2016 as her family prepares for forced relocation from their North York, Toronto community of Villaways, targeted for demolition by a city […]

Carrianne Leung talks about writing friendship and community rather than the 'immigrant story'

Carrianne Leung talks about writing friendship and community rather than the 'immigrant story'

On Feb. 11, the 2019-20 Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series presented author Carrianne Leung, reading from her collection of short stories That Time I Loved You. York University Teaching Assistant Dana Patrascu-Kingsley sent the following report to YFile. Carrianne Leung visited York University on Feb. 11 as part of the Canadian Writers in Person reading series. She […]