Colonialism in Québec: Myths, Misgivings, and Nationalism
a panel discussion
-Darryl Leroux, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, co-editor of Critical Inquiries: A Reader in Studies of Canada (Fernwood, 2013).
-Délice Mugabo, black feminist activist.
-David Austin, Author of Fear of a Black nation: Race, sex and security in sixties Montréal (Between the Lines, 2013).
The three panelists will examine the historical and national narratives that continue to situate the descendants of 17th and 18th century French settlers in present-day Québec as a colonized population. What are the effects of this national narrative on today’s racialized landscape? Is it possible to build solidarity with the struggles of indigenous and racialized peoples while relying on a narrative that positions the French-Canadian Québécois as a colonized population? The panelists will explore these and other questions through a discussion of the historical treatment of slavery in Québec, the logic of the Québec feminist movement, and some recent scholarly work that insists that the Québécois inherited current racialized practices through British colonialism.
Wednesday 18 September 2013, 7pm, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University 2149 Mackay, (below Sherbrooke, near Guy-Concordia metro)
Co-sponsored by the School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University and the Concordia Community Solidarity Co-Op Bookstore
(Presentations will be in English: followed by discussion afterwards in English and French)
2149 Mackay St
Montreal, QC H3G 2J1
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