October 24-26, 2019 York University

In response to increased inequality, dispossession and violence, scholars, artists, students and community members from the Caribbean and North America discuss decolonization between 1968-88 through the lens of performance and ask what this period’s repertoire of knowledge has to offer decolonial visions and struggles in the present.

Hands-on Performance Workshops with Diane Roberts and Camille Turner October 24, 1:00-6:00 PM

Opening Reception and book launch of The Coup Clock Clicks by Brian Meeks and featuring readings by Carol Lawes, Lillian Allen, Canisia Lubrin, Oonya Kempadoo and more October 24, 6:30-9:30 PM, A Different Booklist, 779 Bathurst St.

Keynote by Erna Brodber, Jamaican novelist and activist “After the Looking Glass: Blackspace and Emancipation” October 25, 6:30-8:00 PM, George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College in the University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue

Panels and Roundtables (Program Available)
October 25-26, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, 305 Founders College, York University

**All Events Are Free and Open to the Public**

Sponsored by:
Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora, York University; Deans, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Education, York University; Chair, Department of Humanities, York University; CERLAC, York University; CFR, York University; African and African Diaspora Knowledge Initiative Project, Brown University; Humanities Research Institute, Brock University; Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto; Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies; Reclaiming Justice: Memory and Memorialization of Violence.

Organized by:
B. Anthony Bogues, Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Brown University barrymore_bogues@brown.edu

Ronald Cummings, Associate Professor, English, Language and Literature, Brock University rcummings@brocku.ca

Honor Ford-Smith, Associate Professor, Cultural and Artistic Practices for Social and Environmental Justice, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University 3jamaicanplays@gmail.com