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“Urban Gentrification: White Futures, Black Dystopias”: Humanities professor Andrea Davis is one of four speakers at the York Circle Lecture & Lunch Series on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

This talk offers a discussion of the competing goals of urban gentrification through a reading of the documentary film Unarmed Verses (2016). The film follows the life of 12-year-old Francine Valentine for several months in 2016 as her family prepares for forced relocation from their North York, Toronto community of Villaways, targeted for demolition by a city […]

Word, Sound, Power: Black Artistic Expression

The event, “Word, Sound, Power,” on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, featured performances by student artists, many of whom are in the Black Canadian Studies Certificate.  The evening included musical performances by an R&B Ensemble under the direction of Mike Cado, an all-female jazz ensemble under the direction of Kevin Turcotte, and the York Gospel Choir […]

Graduate with a Degree and a Certificate

Are you a York student looking to enhance your degree? Are you unsure what electives to select for your major? Are you looking to get hands-on field work experience before you graduate? Have you graduated and want to upgrade your skills or knowledge? If you answered, yes, to any of these questions then the Black […]

Black Poetry Recitation Contest

Black Poetry Recitation Contest - York U (PDF) The Black Poetry Recitation Contest is a poetry recitation contest for students in Grades 9 – 12 attending high schools in the Greater Toronto Area. Registration is free and open to all students. How does the Contest Work? Student contestants choose and learn to recite poems from […]

Author Saidiya Hartman presented a talk at York University on April 5 during a launch event for her new book Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval

Author Saidiya Hartman presented a talk at York University on April 5 during a launch event for her new book Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval. The event was presented by the Department of Humanities, Social & Political Thought, the Department of Visual Art & Art History and the LA&PS Research Events Fund, […]