Centre for Free Expression In Conversation with Vershawn Young

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Centre for Free Expression

Anthony Stewart in Conversation with Vershawn Young

The Problem of Anti-Racist Discourse in Canada and US with Vershawn Young

In Visitor: My Life in Canada, Anthony Stewart explores the lack of a recognizable Black anti-racist discourse in Canada and why Canada's lack of expression and commitment to Black anti-racism led to him to give up his full professorship at Dalhousie University to move to a small college in the USA. Join Anthony in conversation with Vershawn Young, Professor of Communication Arts and English, University of Waterloo, and author of Your Average Nigga: Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity. Anthony will unpack the differences in the discourses of anti-racism in Canada and USA and the differential effects of those discourses both on himself, as a Black man, and on Black peoples in both countries.

Event Link: ryerson.zoom.us/j/91941276567

Tuesday, Oct 5,  4pm  EDT

Weblink: https://cfe.ryerson.ca/events/problem-anti-racist-discourse-canada-us

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Co-sponsers of the event:

  • Edmonton Public Library
  • Milton Public Library
  • Thunder Bay Public Library
  • Toronto Public Library
  • Vancouver Public Library