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Against Belonging: A Paper Workshop

Calling all aspiring graduate students and budding academics!

What does it mean to belong at the University of Toronto? “Against Belonging” problematizes discourses of equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of Toronto and its institutional (re)production of settler-colonial belonging. 

Using collective autoethnography, MA candidates Justin Rhoden, Anu Makinde, and Tyanna Carpenter reflect on their experiences as Black and Indigenous graduate students alongside Indigenous reconciliation efforts following the publishing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and its calls to action in 2015 and anti-Black racism movements following the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. In doing this, they map the (re)production of racialized violence embedded in the university’s discourses of equity, diversity, inclusion and the contours of institutional belonging.

This Friday, Justin, Anu, and Tyanna will present their working paper in “Against Belonging: A Paper Workshop.” Their presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion centered on constructive criticism to strengthen the paper.

Event Details

📅 Date: Friday, March 31, 2023

🕛 Time: 12.00 – 02.00 PM

📍 Location: HL 459, University of Toronto Scarborough

🍴 Refreshments provided

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!