Educating Artists in 2020: What the Pandemic has Taught Us

The pandemic has magnified many issues that we face as a society, including post-secondary programming in the arts, including music. Post-secondary music programs have been criticized in recent years for their lack of equity and diversity, a problem that is undeniably systemic. Changes to post-secondary curricula need to better reflect a diversity of arts-making and […]

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Facets of uneven development in the European border regime: The economic geographies of migrant camps in Greece

In the aftermath of the so-called “refugee crisis” of 2015-16, the migration regime consolidating in Europe entails the management of newcoming populations through their accommodation in camps. This talk will account for neglected aspects of this process in the case of Greece, focusing on the everyday economic practices, interactions and networks emerging in, around and […]

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Constellations: Eternity Martis

Kingston Frontenac Public Library, The Black Luck Collective, and Queen’s SNID are pleased to present Eternity Martis, author of the enlightening memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun. A booksmart kid from Toronto, Eternity Martis was excited to move away to Western University for her undergraduate degree. But as one of the few Black students […]

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Uncle Tom and the Politics of Loyalty: The Mutation of a Literary Character into a Racial Epithet, 1852 to Present

In this first podcast of the new Studies in National and International Development 2020-21 year, Dr. Chery Thompson leads the discussion.  Dr. Thompson explores the mutation of Uncle Tom from 19th C. literary character to the relentless reworking of Uncle Tom into a nostalgic racial metaphor with the power to shape how we see Black […]

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Canada is so Polite: Prisons, Deportation and Policing Blackness in Canada

Date: February 27, 2020Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMSpeaker:  El Jones, Mount St. Vincent University “El Jones is the Black liberation visionary of our time” – Robyn Maynard, author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present  El Jones, Mount St. Vincent University The former Poet Laureate of Halifax, El Jones is also […]

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Reproductive Empires: Charting the Political Economy of ART in the Global South

Date: March 12, 2020Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMSpeaker:  Bronwyn Parry, King’s College London The global use of Assistive Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) to address structural infertility has burgeoned since the early 2000s, with India a prime location for service delivery. The scale of expansion has resulted in a proliferation of non-standard and unethical practices that have, perversely, […]

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Putting Mining in its Place: Mining and Community Resistance in Canada

Date: November 21, 2019Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMSpeaker:  Joan Kuyek Joan Kuyek has decades of experience helping to protect Canadian communities from the negative impacts of the mining industry. She will briefly share what she learned: how the Canadian industry is structured, how it maintains power, and how affected communities resist whether they want to […]

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The Canadian Federal Election: What Just Happened?

Date: October 31, 2019Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMSpeaker:  Georgina Riel, Hugh Segal, Kyla Tienhaara, and Colin Grey, chaired by Jonathan Rose This episode is a recording of the October 31st 2019 SNID post-election panel analyzing the 2019 Canadian federal election. The panel featured Georgina Riel, (Kingston political commentator), Hugh Segal (Queen’s School of Policy Studies), […]

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Financialization, Securitization and the ‘War’ on Caribbean Remittances

Date of Lecture: November 14, 2019; Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214; Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30; PM Speaker: Beverley Mullings, Queen’s University. Across the Caribbean diaspora remittances are a faithful source of capital that has been a vital social safety net and source of local economic investment for many individuals and communities. But recent efforts by governments to leverage control over […]

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We Are the Caretakers of Our Water

Date of Lecture: October 17, 2019Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PMSpeaker:  Poh-Gek Forkert, Queen’s University A small rural community and a nearby First Nations community combined forces to fight a proposal to expand a local dumpsite into a mega-landfill – a project with a high potential to pollute their water. It was a pitched battle that […]

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