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March 2021

Dionne Brand: A Short Entry on Time — Capitalism, Blackness, Time, and Writing

March 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Session

Join the Jackman Humanities Institute for a free public lecture with 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Fellow - Dionne Brand. Dionne Brand is a renowned poet, novelist and essayist. Her writing is notable for the beauty of its language and for its intense political engagement. Her work includes nine volumes of poetry, five books of fictoin and two-non fiction works. Registration is required.   

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SHINE ON – All We Have is Each Other: A Conversation About Art Making and Community Building

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What is the role of art in community building? Join us for a panel discussion with four artists about their process of creation and art’s role in community. This panel discussion will be moderated by Michèle Pearson Clarke, the inaugural Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies Artist-in-Residence.   Featured Artists: – Chiedza Pasipanodya (Artist, Curator and Writer) – Gordon Shadrach (Painter) – Jah Grey (Photographer) – Natalie Wood (Multimedia Artist and Curator)   Moderator: Michèle Pearson Clarke (Writer, Educator, Photograher, Filmographer)  …

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SHINE ON – Black Queer Love: A Conversation About Art, Activism and Relationships

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Black LGBTQ2S+ students, staff, faculty and librarians at the University of Toronto are invited to join a facilitated discussion circle in which attendees will explore the intersections of blackness and queerness. Political mobilization, community resiliency and building the future together. We will also be joined by two artists who will briefly share the ways that their art explores some of these themes.   Discussion Facilitator: Niki Browne (SGDO work study student) Featured Artist: Michèle Pearson Clarke (Writer, Educator, Photograher, Filmographer) Registration is required. 

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IDERD 2021 Conference

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A half day virtual conference to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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SHINE ON – Activist Love Letters: A Workshop with Syrus Marcus Ware

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Activist Love Letters is a participatory workshop that encourages the audience to get involved in sustaining a movement and supporting their communities. Inspired by the powerful and often hidden letters that activists, artists and organizers have sent to each other – words of support and encouragement, words of rage and fear, cautions and inspirations alike – this project makes space to consider our own activism and that of the people we hold dear. This workshop will be led by Syrus…

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