IGDS Lunchtime Seminar: POSTPONED

Event Date(s): 15/02/2023

Location: Online

The Institute of Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) as part of its Lunchtime Seminar Series presents Feminist Activism in Canada and its Transnational Connections with Beverly Bain Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto.

“This was about saving our lives”–Black Radical Caribbean Feminists Organizing in Toronto in the 1980’s- 2000’sBlack radical Caribbean Feminists have played a pivotal role in organizing against racism, police and other forms of violence in cities like Toronto and Montreal in Canada from the 60’s to the present. They have made critical interventions that reshaped the white feminist and Black, racialized and queer movements particularly in Toronto. This presentation will focus on the nature of Black radical feminist organizing in Toronto and the key interventions, that these feminists made in various movements particularly in the 80’s -90’

About the SpeakerDr. Beverly Bain is a Black radical feminist anti-capitalist scholar and Professor. She teaches on Black queer diaspora, feminism, anti-racism, decolonialism, diasporic sexualities and gender and police violence in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, in the Dept. of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto. Bain has been an activist and organizer in the radical feminist and anti-violence movement in Toronto for more than 40 years.

Bain frequently delivers lectures on gender, anti-Blackness, sexuality, police violence and abolition, nationally and internationally. She is interviewed regularly in the Canadian media on Black Feminist organizing, police violence and abolition. Bain has taught for 3 three years in the CIGAD -Cave Hill Barbados biennial certificate programme on Black Feminism and Theories of Sexualities. She has also delivered lectures and workshops over the past ten years on sexualities at the Caribbean LBT Women Sexual Diversity Conference that takes place yearly in the Caribbean. Bain is published in numerous books and articles and is currently working on a manuscript on Black radical feminist organizing in Toronto.

Date: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. The rescheduled date will be shared as soon as it is comfirmed. 

For more information, email igds@sta.uwi.eu

Open to: | General Public |