Put Your Politics Where Your Mouth Is is an annual week of talks, teach-ins, and skill sharing around food justice on campus and beyond. This series of events is coordinated by The Midnight Kitchen and The People’s Potato – two campus-based soup collective that serve by-donation vegan meals to McGill and Concordia students as well as the general Montreal community. This year workshops and events will focus specifically on the ways food politics intersect with race, racism and white supremacy. Workshops and events will highlight the ways in which Indigenous Peoples and People of Colour are impacted by a variety issues related to food politics, as well as resilience and resistance in the face of dominant food systems which inflict violence upon the lives, bodies and lands of racialized people.
workshops coming up:
- “Fat Embodiment, Race, and Class” (Tuesday, March 11 @ 13h)
- Snacks & Screening of “The Chocolate Farmer” (Tuesday March 11 @ 18h)
- Closed Dinner for People of Colour and Indigenous-identified Folks (Wednesday March 12 @ 18:30)
- Solidarity Across Borders’ Winter Feast! A Community Dinner (Thursday March 13, @ 18:30)
- Red Urban Project Cooking on First Nation Meal (Friday March 14 @ 16h)
For full workshop descriptions and facebook links visit: http://themidnightkitchen.wordpress.com/
2) Conference: Whose Truth? What Kind of Reconciliation?
This two day conference seeks to examine the role Truth and Reconciliation Commissions play in promoting social cohesion, which leads to democratic good governance, in the wake of tragedies or other nationally destabilizing events. Since the 1980s almost 30 TRCs have been initiated, making this a significant time to explore different national issues with and without TRCs.
McGill Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish – March 13-14, 2014 – open to the general public
For the Full Program visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/isid/isid-conference-2014/program
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/478985828870345/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
3) Discussing Indigenous Agency with Professor Cheryl Suzack and special guest N. Bruce Duthu: March 31, 2014
Professor Cheryl Suzack, (Batchewana First Nations), Assistant Professor of English, University of Toronto, 2014 Visiting Eakin Fellow: “Reparatory Justice, Human Rights, and Indigenous Feminisms”
Professor N. Bruce Duthu, Samson Occom Professor and Chair of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College, enrolled tribal member, United Houma Nation of Louisiana: “Of Guardian and Wards: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism”
Faculty Club Ballroom, main floor, 3450 rue McTavish , March 31, 2014 @ 16:30pm
4) KANATA Vol. 7 Journal Launch: April 3, 2014
Afternoon of April 3, 2014 @ SSMU: Madeleine Parent Room
Come celebrate the launch of Volume 7 of KANATA with us!
Have a great week!
– the KANATA Exec