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1969: Visualities of a Protest

Black and racialized programming, Partner events
4200 - York University
Archives of Ontario
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This round table discussion featuring an interdisciplinary panel of artists, activists and academics engages with the visual legacies of the Sir George Williams University Student protest of 1969. Considered one of Canada’s most notorious student uprisings, from January 29th to February 11, 1969, students occupied the university’s computer center to protest racial discrimination aimed at Black and Caribbean students at the University. Panelists discuss the poignant visual legacies of this important protest as sites of memory and resistance. They will also speak to its influence on the Black radical tradition and on Black aesthetics in Canada.

Please note this event will be presented in English. Bilingual titles and descriptions are for reference purposes only.

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