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A New World Is Possible: A Conversation on Anti-Black Racism

*Part of the Ryerson Social Justice Week*

Live stream link:

ROOM: TRS 1-067, TRSM Building, Ryerson U. 55 Dundas St. West, Toronto

Moderated by:
Dr. Denise O’Neil Green, Associate Vice Provost/Vice President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Ryerson University

Keynote Speaker: 
- Dionne Brand, renowned poet, novelist, and essayist. Her writing is notable for the beauty of its language, and for its intense engagement with issues of social justice, including particularly issues of gender and race. Her writing has won the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Trillium Prise for Literature, the Pat Lowther Award for Poetry, the Harbourfront Writers' Prize and the Toronto Book Award. She currently holds the UNiversity Research Chair at the University of Guelph.

-Sandy Hudson, is a community organizer who has spearheaded anti-racism and anti-violence initiatives and is a founder of Black Lives Matter-Toronto. She is also a graduate student at the University of Toronto studying Social Justice Education, where her research focuses on anti-Black racism and decolonization.

Respondent/Performance by
-Rodney Diverlus, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter-Toronto

*Wheel Chair accessible
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