TORONTO, January 29, 2013 – York University’s Centre for Human Rights has organized its fourth annual Inclusion Day Conference, themed Creating for Inclusion, Jan. 31. The daylong event will feature several speakers, forums and workshops to promote diversity and inclusion in the campus community.
Highlights of the day include a keynote speech by poet, novelist and York U Professor Priscila Uppal (11:30am-12:30pm); a talk followed by a tour of artist Deanna Bowen’s exhibit at the Art Gallery of York University — Invisible Empires, whichpresents a view on the Ku Klux Klan both during the American Civil Rights Movement era and its century-long history in Canada (5:00pm-5:45pm); and a workshop, the sorplusi method (12:45pm-2:00pm), by dub poet, playwright and Dora Award-winning actor d’bi young anitafrika, who will also perform dub poetry at the Price Family Cinema to conclude the day’s events (7:00pm).
WHAT: Fourth annual Inclusion Day Conference: Creating for Inclusion, featuring poet, novelist and York U Professor Priscila Uppal, Dora Award-winning actor d’bi young anitafrika, and noted interdisciplinary artist Deanna Bowen (speakers are available for interviews before and after their sessions. Noël Badiou, Director of the Centre for Human Rights at York U is also available to speak on the purpose of the conference and York U’s commitment to diversity and inclusion).
WHERE: York University, Keele Campus, 280N York Lanes (building #24 on map)
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 11:00am-8:00pm
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