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Complimentary Congress community passes for Black and Indigenous members

Complimentary Congress community passes for Black and Indigenous members

Dear colleagues and friends,

From Saturday, May 27 to Friday, June 2, York University will be hosting Congress 2023—the largest gathering of academics, educators, and policy makers in Canada—to reflect on the theme, “Reckonings and Re-Imaginings.”

We are extending a special invitation to community members who may not have attended Congress before to participate this spring. Organizers have put together a rich suite of open programs, including 4 Big Thinking lectures with Black and Indigenous speakers, 20 professional development workshops in Career Corner, and over 200 other open programs and exhibitions. 

To attend open programs, you will need to register as a community attendee, but this year the cost of community passes will be waived at registration for Black and Indigenous community members. Community members are students, faculty, educators, friends, family, and members of the public who are only attending open programs. The link to register is available here: Please make sure you select the correct registration type for complimentary registration if this applies to you.

A sample list of open programs you may be interested in is attached, as well as a list of exhibitions that will run throughout the week. This is only to give you a sense of the range. There are many more. You can find a complete list of open programs at Congress along with room locations and other details here:

Thank you so much.

Andrea A. Davis, PhD (she/her)

Professor, Department of Humanities

Congress 2023 Academic Convenor

Co-editor, Journal of Canadian Studies

Coordinator, Black Canadian Studies Certificate

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

York University

Toronto, Canada

416-736-2100 x 44344

Sample Open Programs at Congress 2023

Sample Recurring Exhibitions at Congress 2023