SURVIVING and THRIVING in COLONIAL CANADA
an OPIRG Colloquium featuring Bonita Lawrence and Zainab Amadahy
MONDAY MARCH 30th 2015
Doors at 6:00pm
Colloquium 6:30pm -8:30pm
Book signing 8:30pm-9:00pm
Location: Azrieli Theatre Room 302, Carleton University
Zainab Amadahy will draw on her experience as a community artist, singer/songwriter and author as she discusses art as a mechanism of surviving and thriving.
Bonita Lawrence will focus on powwow culture and women's autonomous voices--as a means of both addressing the effects of Canadian colonialism on some aspects of Indigenous cultural expression, and women's resistance to it.
Bonita Lawrence (Mi’kmaw) is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Atkinson at York University, where she teaches Indigenous Studies. Her research and publications have focused primarily on urban, non-status and Metis identities, federally unrecognized Aboriginal communities, and Indigenous justice. More information on Bonita’s research and work can be found on her faculty page.
Zainab Amadahy is an author, researcher and educator/trainer. Her writings are about decolonization, indigeneity and social justice. Through her writings, she strives to challenge oppressive ideas and envision a world with values that affirm and nurture our connectivity on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. She also facilitates workshops that help community/social workers, students and activists work for social justice in ways that make self and group-care sustainable while optimizing success. More information about Zainab can be found on her website.
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