CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, November 27, 2019

CENTRE FOR FEMINIST RESEARCH

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. CFR Graduate Associate Shraddha Chatterjee (GFWS) recognized at the 2019 Graduate Studies Scholars Reception
2. Journal of English Studies and Comparative Literature vol 18 no 1 (2019) co-edited Special Issue “Narrativizing Dancing Bodies,” by CFR Research Associate Dr. Patrick Alcedo and Ruth Jordana L. Pison
3. First-Ever Philippine Folk Dance Summer-Abroad Course in Manila and Bulacan, Philippines, taught by CFR Research Associate Dr. Patrick Alcedo
4. CFR Research Associate Christo El Morr Delivers Critical Theology Presentation, Participates in New Magazine Launch, Supports Development of Accessibility App

EVENTS:
1. The Centre for Feminist Research & The Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies Present: “State Surveillance, Muslim Subjects and Islamophobia” Symposium (December 5, 2019)
2. The Centre for Feminist Research & The Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies Present: Graduate Student Workshop with Dr. Nisha Kapoor (December 6, 2019)

COMMUNITY

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Changes to guidelines, submission processes for VPRI Funding for Indigenous Scholarly & Scholarly Events & Outreach Activities
2. The World University Service of Canada and FCJ: Winter Clothing Drive
3. Antipod: A Radical Geography Podcast and Sound Collective Episode 2 Now Live

EVENTS:
1. Tangled Art Gallery: “Body Farm” by Valentin Brown (November 8-December 20, 2019)
2. Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students (APUS), UofT in Partnership With the Dandelion Initiative: Bystander Intervention Tools and Techniques (November 28, 2019)
3. Brazilian Studies at York University: “Brazilian Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Toronto: Preliminary Findings” by Michel Mott Machado (November 28, 2019)
4. Canadian Race Relations Foundation: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in our Schools Webinar (November 29, 2019)
5. The 519 Church St Community Centre: Dreaming the (Im)possible: the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan and LGBTQ Rights across Asia Today (November 30, 2019)
6. U of T Faculty of Medicine’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity: Accessibility, Action, and Inclusion (December 3, 2019)
7. The All Disability Network Presents: An Accessible Future: Our Commitment to the Next Generation (December 3, 2019)
8. Pull Together: Toronto vs Trans Mountain Pipeline Fundraiser (December 5, 2019)
9. Consultation workshop on York’s Internationalization and Global Engagement Strategy (December 5, 2019)
10. Department of Sociology, UofT: Resistance & Education in Brazil by Dr. Rebecca Tarlau (January 23, 2020)

CALLS:
1. Call for Papers: The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism Volume 32.1
2. Call for Papers: Women and Sex and Talk- A One-Day Colloquium (December 3, 2020)
3. Call for Proposals: The University of British Columbia’s Social Justice Institute Graduate Students Conference (December 31, 2019)
4. Call for Applications: Oxfam Summit and Day of Action (January 14, 2020)
5. Call for Proposals: 14th AWID Forum Activities (January 31, 2020)

OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Job Opportunity: Financial Coordinator, Asian Business and Management Program at York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)
2. Job Opportunity: Manager, Research- Canadian Bureau for International Education in Ottawa
3. Job Opportunities: Institute for Women’s Policy Research is Hiring for Several Positions
4. 5 day extension: Graduate Internship for Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Course (November 29, 2019)
5. Academic Bridging Course for Women at York University (January 16, 2020)
6. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development Grants – 2020 Competition (January 20, 2020)

CENTRE FOR FEMINIST RESEARCH


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. CFR Graduate Associate Shraddha Chatterjee (GFWS) recognized at the 2019 Graduate Studies Scholars Reception
Via YFile: http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2019/11/26/innovative-research-celebrated-at-graduate-scholars-reception
Held on Nov. 20 at the Schulich School of Business’s Executive Dining Room, and hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), the event was an informal opportunity for FGS to celebrate the more than 200 current graduate students who have received federal, provincial, and other major external awards. These include SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), CGS (Canadian Graduate Scholarships), Vanier, and Ontario Trillium scholarships, and many more.
Three students presented a brief outline of their research, and discussed the importance of the scholarships in supporting their work.
Shraddha Chatterjee (Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies) has focused her research on the relationship between right-wing nationalism and queer sexualities (particularly among underprivileged people) in South Asia. “The current political situation in India is worrisome, with an escalation in the recent public discourse and the rise of authoritarianism, coupled with the increased economic instability and erosion of free speech,” she told the audience. As a Vanier CGS SSHRC scholarship-holder, she said she’s now “able to do an ethnography of the field for a 10-month duration without being hemmed in by TA schedules or worrying about the costs incurred during fieldwork. I’m also able to offer the participants in my research some compensation, which I believe is ethical as a researcher located in the first-world context researching on South Asia.”
Congratulations, Shraddha!

2. Journal of English Studies and Comparative Literature vol 18 no 1 (2019) co-edited Special Issue “Narrativizing Dancing Bodies,” by CFR Research Associate Dr. Patrick Alcedo and Ruth Jordana L. Pison
With Articles:
Philippine Folk Dances: A Story of a Nation https://www.journals.upd.edu.ph/index.php/jescl/article/view/6884
Monica Fides Amada Santos
Syncretic Choreography in Philippine Dance Theater: Danced Narratives of Interstitiality and Kapwa https://www.journals.upd.edu.ph/index.php/jescl/article/view/6885
Regina Salvaña Bautista
Greeting the Virgin Mary: The Dancerly Attitudes of the Bati in Salubong https://www.journals.upd.edu.ph/index.php/jescl/article/view/6892
Bryan Levina Viray
“This is the Filipino scene for me”: Ethnicity, Gender, and Hip-Hop dance in Hawai‘I https://www.journals.upd.edu.ph/index.php/jescl/article/view/6886
J. Lorenzo Perillo
Space, Time, Narrativity: A Conversation with Myra Beltran and Sherad Sanchez https://www.journals.upd.edu.ph/index.php/jescl/article/view/6888
Ruth Jordana L. Pison
The Special Issue is available online at https://www.journals.upd.edu.ph/index.php/jescl/issue/view/667/showToc?fbclid=IwAR2KkDVVIr1uzzXmwwIoID4J1EzJmFtVdXYnOopMbN76Ff9o2uHXXR6Efts
Congratulations, Patrick!

3. First-Ever Philippine Folk Dance Summer-Abroad Course in Manila snd Bulacan, Philippines, Taught by CFR Research Associate Dr. Patrick Alcedo
Via York International: http://yorkinternational.yorku.ca/dance2510/
FA/DANCE 2510/3510/4510 3.0: Philippine Folk Dance
Instructor: Dr. Patrick Alcedo: alcedo@yorku.ca
Prerequisites? None
Course Dates: July 13- August 8 2020 (Tentative) Open to Non-Majors? Yes
Course Overview
In this summer abroad course, we explore the complexity of the colonial history, geographical make up and postcolonial predicament of Philippine culture. Through the dances that will be taught, this course will embody the wide array of cultural and historical influences that have defined the Philippines and its diaspora today. While learning about the country’s history, culture, politics, material conditions and other related expressive cultures through lectures, students will also have the opportunity to see the culture through activities and excursions in and around Manila, the capital of the Philippines. In taking this course and learning the dances, students can reflect upon how Filipinos have negotiated their everyday lives, the outside, and various forces that have entered their locales.
Program Highlights:
Learn a variety of different Philippine folk dances
Learn to extend, amplify, and challenge your body by dancing with props, in group, and with a partner
Work with internationally recognized Bayanihan Dance Company (https://www.facebook.com/bayanihannationaldanceco/)
Meet scholars of dance and Philippine Culture at various universities in the Philippines
Immerse yourself in the beautiful Philippine culture through
Cultural activities and meals
Excursions
City and museum tours
Take this course at your level!
If you’re taking this course at the 2510 level, you will be assessed by the following:
Daily Travel Journal
3 Dance Showings
2 Classroom
As 4510 students, you are to take leadership in learning one Philippine folk dance on your own, outside the repertoire taught in class. You are to present this dance, which will be part of your final showing and studio work, at the end of the course.
As 3510 students, you will help embody the dance with the 4510 students, you are to use resources found online, in the library, or even within the Filipino community. You are to organize yourselves into groups and should consult with the Professor about the dance you have chosen to show at the end of the term.
Check out the Bayanihan Dance Company on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/bayanihannationaldanceco/
Learn more about Professor Patrick! http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2019/10/31/empowering-the-powerless-q-and-a-with-acclaimed-filmmaker-patrick-alcedo/?utm_source=YFile_Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Top-Stories&utm_campaign=yfile&fbclid=IwAR3HbFCmQtMvXHBoLObnHqj19l4IF5JO6MVOQEWWblJ4RsihwnEAGbf5A4A
Program fee: Summer 2020 Fees TBA
Includes:
Accommodation
Excursions/Field activities
Welcome Reception
guard.me® Health Insurance
Not Included
Airfare to and from the Philippines
Tuition fee (payable to York University)
Any personal expenses
*Subject to change, program fees will depend on the final number of participants
Financial support
All participants of this course will receive the York International Mobility Award (YIMA) upon completion of the Pre-Departure Training and Travel Risk Requirements.
Expression of Interest
This is a summer abroad course and seating is limited to 25 students. Open to non-majors by permission of the course director, Professor Patrick Alcedo. Please contact Marierose Talla (yuabroad@yorku.ca) to express your interest.
Deposits and Deadlines (Summer 2020 dates to be announced)
To secure a spot in this course, you’ll need to submit a non-refundable deposit of $500 to York International (Located in 200 York Lanes, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm).
Deposit ($500)
Outstanding program fee
PLEASE NOTE: We only accept Visa, Mastercard, and debit. No cash or cheques.
Pre-Departure Training and Risk Management Information Session
Attending a Pre-Departure Session is mandatory for all YorkU students participating in the FA/DANCE 2510: Philippine Folk Dance. York International provides pre-departure training to York students who are scheduled to participate in global learning programs (exchange, internships and other short-term programs).
Content covered at Pre-Departure Sessions include:
Travel preparations (research about destination, flight, accommodation arrangements)
Risk Management (waiver, emergency contact card, Registration of Canadians abroad)
guard.me® Insurance
Funding and Finances
Inter-cultural awareness
York Students traveling abroad for international programs are required to purchase guard.me® insurance. To ensure safety and well-being of York students traveling abroad, York University has developed a partnership with guard.me® Insurance. It provides comprehensive
insurance coverage and benefits that are in the best interest of the students and the university at-large. Guard.me® covers medical, emergency, evacuation, and 3rd party liability, among others. Please read the guard.me® benefit summary for more information. Students must register directly with guard.me®.
More information on registration will be outlined in the link below.
http://yorkinternational.yorku.ca/go-global/pre-
departure-training-and-risk-management/
Please continue to check in for more information about Summer 2020. For further information, please contact: Marierose Talla
Go Global Project Assistant, York International
yuabroad@yorku.ca
Congratulations, Patrick!

4. CFR Research Associate Christo El Morr Delivers Critical Theology Presentation, Participates in New Magazine Launch, Supports Development of Accessibility App
Via YFile:  http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2019/11/18/professor-christo-el-morr-delivers-critical-theology-presentation-participates-in-launch-of-a-new-magazine
Professor Christo El Morr delivers critical theology presentation, participates in launch of a new magazine
York University Professor Christo El Morr, from the School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, was recently featured as an invited speaker during the “Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World” annual conference that took place in Cyprus Oct. 31 to Nov. 3.
During the conference, El Morr delivered a presentation titled “An Investigation into the Roots of Exclusive Identities: A Critical Theology Approach” that addressed the psychological environments and political economy structures under which exclusive identities and theologies flourish.
In addition to the presentation, El Morr participated with an international editorial board in launching Telos Magazine a new bilingual (Arabic and English) theology magazine addressing challenges in West Asia and North Africa (WANA) from a theology perspective.
Telos Magazine’s founding editorial board during their retreat in Cyprus. Christo El Morr is pictured fourth from the left.
Telos Magazine seeks to disseminate a critical and bold Christian theological thought with the aim of opening a dialogue on the link between faith and human affairs and societies, including nature, politics, economics, education, science, wars and violence, women’s rights, people with disabilities, freedom and authority, poverty and social justice, human rights, liberation theology, sex education, ethics of science (e.g. life sciences, artificial intelligence), Christianity and modernity, Christianity and culture, Christian-Christian relations and Interfaith dialogue.
The founding editorial board unanimously chose El Morr to serve as the coordinator (i.e. editor) of Telos Magazine. The editorial board includes: Pamela Charabieh (Lebanon), Michel Andraos (Canada), Anne Zaki (Egypt), El Morr (Canada), Mitri Raheb (Palestine), Assad Kattan (Germany), and Najib George Awad (U.S.)
The editorial board invites all interested authors to visit the magazine’s website and submit their articles (2000 to 2500 words) for the next issue on “Christianity, revolution and liberation” (Deadline March 31, 2020).
Via YFile:  http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2019/11/19/international-students-develop-innovative-app-under-supervision-of-prof-christo-el-morr/
International students develop innovative app under supervision of Prof. Christo El Morr
Two international students on supervised by York University Faculty of Health Professor Christo El Morr have developed an innovative app that enables accessibility monitoring.
Ishita Saraswat, from Dayalbagh Educational Institute Dayalbagh in Agra, India, and Aymen Brahim, from the University of Sfax’s National School of Electronics and Telecommunication (ENET’COM) in Tunisia, both on internships at York, have developed an Android app prototype that assists users in reporting and monitoring accessibility issues in a certain location (e.g. public areas and buildings).
Reported accessibility issues can then be shared and brought to the attention of interested parties. The app aims to assist disability organizations and activists and will help private and public organizations become aware of accessibility challenges.
The project was initiated by El Morr along with York University Professor Nancy Davis Halifax, and the students were funded by the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship. The internship program is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates to participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.
Congratulations, Christo!

EVENTS:
1. The Centre for Feminist Research & The Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies Present: State Surveillance, Muslim Subjects and Islamophobia Symposium (December 5, 2019)
State Surveillance, Muslim Subjects and Islamophobia symposium
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 10am-3.30pm
Location: 109 Atkinson College (Harry Crowe Room), York University, 4700 Keele St
Link to Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/547280442756667/
Directions to York University https://goo.gl/maps/AdXnDHiZNXpRP77k9
York University campus map https://acmaps.info.yorku.ca/files/2014/10/KEELE-Map-Colour.pdf
Accessible entrance on the north-east side of the building https://map.concept3d.com/?id=1200#!m/344229
Gender Neutral Washroom: Room 119A
Wayfinding signs will be posted on the day of the event.
Let us know if you have other accessibility needs.
How do contemporary practices of governmentality shape Islamophobia? Bringing together international and Canadian scholars, activists and emerging scholars, the symposium explores the implications of British and Canadian state national security strategies for the civil liberties of Muslim subjects, and the ways these regulations shape and reinforces the discourses of Islamophobia.
DETAILED SCHEDULE
10am-12pm:  ‘Meek’, ‘Mother’, ‘Monster’: Sur(veil)ling Muslim Women by Dr. Nisha Kapoor
Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies Annual Lecture and Q&A12-1pm: catered lunch
1-3.30pm: Panel and Q&A with Dr. Jasmin Zine, Khadija Cajee, and Hawa Mire
Click here to RSVP for the symposium: https://forms.gle/soRy77Kgn4dSmeBt5.
Questions? Contact juliapyr@yorku.ca
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
“Meek’, ‘Mother’, ‘Monster’: Sur(veil)ling Muslim Women” by Dr. Nisha Kapoor
Dr. Nisha Kapoor is the author of Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism (2018, Verso). She is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at University of Warwick. Prior to that, she held appointments at the University of York (UK) and Duke University, where she was 2012-13 Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS) and at Manchester Metropolitan University. She was awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders Award, 2015-18 entitled ‘Race, Citizenship and the State in the Context of the War on Terror’.
“Deemed High Profile: Kids on the No Fly List” by Khadija Cajee
Khadija Cajee is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of No Fly List Kids (@noflylistkids), a grassroots advocacy group whose work compelled the Federal Government to legislate changes to Canada’s Secure Air Travel Act after she discovered her infant son had been falsely flagged as a security risk.
“Islamophobia and the Security Industrial Complex” by Dr. Jasmin Zine
Dr. Jasmin Zine (Wilfrid Laurier University) has developed award winning curriculum on Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism and worked with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe the Council of Europe, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on guidelines for educators and policy-makers on combating Islamophobia. She has completed a SSHRC-funded national study on the impact of 9/11, the ‘war on terror’ and domestic security discourses and policies on Canadian Muslim youth and is finishing a book manuscript based on this study tentatively titled: Under Siege: Islamophobia and the 9/11 Generation. She is currently working on a SSHRC funded research project mapping the Canadian Islamophobia industry in partnership with the National Council of Canadian Muslims.
Hawa Y. Mire is a diasporic Somali storyteller, writer, and strategist with more than a decade of experience in high-impact community-based initiatives, as well as the co-editor of MAANDEEQ, a collective of young Somali-demics from diverse fields who write about the Somali territories and the Somali diaspora. She holds a master’s degree in environmental studies from York University, where her research was preoccupied with storytelling as a site of social-boundary making, and is currently completing her PhD in anthropology at Carleton University.
Co-Sponsored by: York University Graduate Students' Association (YUGSA), Research Events Fund at the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and the Department of Sociology.

2. The Centre for Feminist Research & The Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, Presents: Graduate Student Workshop with Dr. Nisha Kapoor (December 6, 2019)
Graduate Student Workshop with Dr. Nisha Kapoor
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Location: 519 Kaneff Tower, York University, 4700 Keele St
Directions to York University https://goo.gl/maps/AdXnDHiZNXpRP77k9
York University campus map https://acmaps.info.yorku.ca/files/2014/10/KEELE-Map-Colour.pdf
Accessibility information: Accessible space, with elevator access and door opening push buttons in the building lobby. The wheelchair-accessible and gender-neutral bathroom is located in the hallway leading from the elevators to the room. Wayfinding signs will be posted. Please note Kaneff is not a scent-neutral environment. Let us know if you have other accessibility needs. Wayfinding signs will be posted on the day of the event.
Limited space available.
Click here to RSVP for the workshop: https://forms.gle/s82Z9qzpzD2Kt5T79
Questions? Contact juliapyr@yorku.ca
Co-Sponsored by: York University Graduate Students' Association (YUGSA), Research Events Fund at the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and the Department of Sociology.

COMMUNITY

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Changes to guidelines, submission processes for VPRI Funding for Indigenous Scholarly & Scholarly Events & Outreach Activities
Please note that the there have been changes to the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation processes for the Funding for Scholarly Events & Outreach Activities (https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/group/yulink/internal-opportunities/-/asset_publisher/CCdFRml831g4/content/funding-for-research-events-and-scholarly-activiti-1?inheritRedirect=false&redirect=%2Fgroup%2Fyulink%2Fselected-funding-opportunities) and for Funding for Indigenous Scholarly Events & Outreach Activities (https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/group/yulink/internal-opportunities/-/asset_publisher/CCdFRml831g4/content/funding-for-indigenous-scholarly-events-and-outreach-activities).
1) Previously, deadlines have been rolling; there are now set deadlines quarterly throughout the calendar year: January 1, April 1, July 1 and September 1. Be sure to check out the Application Guideline (attached) for more information.
2) The applications are now integrated into one Mach Application Form (https://research.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=11013) for Scholarly, Knowledge Mobilization, and Indigenous Events to replace separate Word application forms.
The funding amounts remain: Scholarly event (max $1,500) Knowledge Mobilization event (outreach & engagement with non-academic partners/audiences) (max $1,000) Indigenous event (max $1,500)
If you’d like support from CFR with applying for and organizing an event using these funds, please let me know by emailing me at juliapyr@yorku.ca.
Please find the updated application information below (you can also access this on YuLink):
Funding for Scholarly Events & Outreach Activities https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/group/yulink/internal-opportunities/-/asset_publisher/CCdFRml831g4/content/funding-for-research-events-and-scholarly-activiti-1?inheritRedirect=false&redirect=%2Fgroup%2Fyulink%2Fselected-funding-opportunities
Application Guidelines can be found here https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/7715460/0/VPRI+Research+Event+Funding+Application+Guidelines.pdf/37b3e4df-aa65-4e19-864d-5442206f4246.
Deadlines: Application deadlines: January 1, April 1, July 1 and September 1.
*If a deadline falls on a holiday or a weekend the deadline will move to the day after the holiday or weekend.
Please submit a completed application at least 6 weeks before the event is scheduled to take place.
Decision deadline: 3 weeks after submission of a complete application (linked below).
Objective: The Office of the VPRI offers seed funding to support events or outreach activities that strengthen the research culture and build the profile and reputation of research at York University.
Value: Successful applicants can normally expect funding in the range of $500-$1,500 depending on the level of demand across the University and the scope of the activity.
Duration: All funds that are unused 12 months following the award decision must be returned to the Office of the VPRI.
Application Form https://research.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=11013 (now one Mach form for Scholarly, Knowledge Mobilization, and Indigenous Event instead of separate Word application forms)
Contact: Julia Granados juliagb@yorku.ca
***Please budget wisely as the amount of funding is limited and our goal is to support as many events as possible.***
Funder: Office of the VPRI
Funding for Indigenous Scholarly Events and Outreach Activities
Application Guidelines can be found here https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/7715460/0/VPRI+Research+Event+Funding+Application+Guidelines.pdf/37b3e4df-aa65-4e19-864d-5442206f4246.
Deadlines: Application deadlines: January 1, April 1, July 1 and September 1.
*If a deadline falls on a holiday or a weekend the deadline will move to the day after the holiday or weekend.
Please submit a completed application at least 6 weeks before the event is scheduled to take place.
Decision deadline: 3 weeks after submission of a complete application (linked below).
Objective: The Office of the VPRI offers funding to support scholarly events or outreach activities that address Indigenous priorities and needs, strengthen York’s Indigenous research culture and build the profile and reputation of sound Indigenous-focused research at York University.  Priority will be given to proposals from Indigenous applicants.
Value: Successful applicants can normally expect funding in the range of $500-$1,500 depending on the level of demand across the University and the scope of the activity.
Duration: All funds that are unused 12 months following the award decision must be returned to the Office of the VPRI.
Application Form https://research.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=11013
Contact: Julia Granados juliagb@yorku.ca
***Please budget wisely as the amount of funding is limited and our goal is to support as many events as possible.***
Funder: Office of the VPRI

2. The World University Service of Canada and FCJ: Winter Clothing Drive
Season’s Greetings,
Well the winter has arrived in Canada and our WUSC Keele team has been collaborating with several organizations on campus to kick off this years FCJ Refugee Centre Winter Coat and Clothing Drive!
We are currently accepting washed and gently used winter clothing including: Coats, Scarves, Hats and Gloves
All students, faculty, and administration are encouraged to bring their winter clothes to the following drop-off locations:
Community & Legal Aid Service Program (CLASP) – 1009 Ignaff Kaneff Building (Osgoode)
Amnesty International – 107 McLaughlin College
Islamic Relief – 329 Second Student Centre
Centre for Refugee Studies – 8th Floor Kaneff Tower
RefugeAid – 342 Old Student Centre
School of Gender Women & Sexuality Studies – 206 Founders College
Undergraduates of Disaster & Emergency Management – 140 Atkinson
What is the FCJ Refugee Centre?
FCJ is a grass-root refugee centre that serves migrants at risk due to their immigration status, they welcome anyone for advice, counsel and support with their refugee or immigration claim process. FCJ tackles an array of systemic issues that recently arrived migrants and refugee claimants face in Canada including lack of resources, marginalization and discrimination. FCJ also provides migrants and refugees with temporary housing and legal help.
What is WUSC?
WUSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, economic and empowerment opportunities for youth around the world. Operating under the principle “Education Changes The World,” we address common personal and systemic barriers faced by newcomer youth across Canada. We actively promote youth engagement by advocating for refugee and immigrant rights for access to education. WUSC York (Keele) is 1 of over 90 local committees operating at different universities across Canada.
What We Do?
The WUSC York (Keele) Local Committee is dedicated to facilitating the sponsorship of 4 refugees into Canada annually. These individuals are provided with a life-changing opportunity to pursue their post-secondary education at York to build a better future for themselves and their families.
We hope that you will join us in supporting this important initiative!

3. Antipod: A Radical Geography Podcast and Sound Collective Episode 2 Now Live
Antipod Episode 2, "The Blues Epistemology, Lick Trading in Blues Time from the Bottom of the Belly"
Hosted by: Alex Moulton (Clark University/Middle Tennessee State University) and Allison Guess (CUNY Graduate Center)
https://soundcloud.com/antipodcollective/episode-2-the-blues-epistemology-lick-trading-in-blues-time-from-the-bottom-of-the-belly
Episode 2 of Antipod is the second in a two-part series dedicated to the life, work, and wisdom of Dr. Clyde Adrian Woods. This episode builds on the conversation that Akira and Brian had in the Episode 1, which engaged with a pair of panel discussions held in 2018 at the New Orleans Community Book Center and the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. The panels focused on Dr. Woods’s Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations of Post-Katrina New Orleans, edited by Jordan T. Camp and Laura Pulido (University of Georgia Press, 2017). In Episode 2, hosts Allison Guess and Alex Moulton dive deeper on themes presented in Episode 1, especially Woods’s notion of the Blues Epistemology. Allison and Alex trade licks with Dr. Woods, Sunni Patterson, and Dee-1, among others and craft a multi-layered understanding of the Blues Epistemology. They do so in conversation with “No One Knows the Mysteries at the Bottom of the Ocean,” which is the opening chapter of Black Geographies and the Politics of Place (Between the Lines Press, 2007), a book co-edited by Dr. Woods and Dr. Katherine McKittrick (Queen’s University, Canada).
As Allison and Alex unfold the notions of “the underside,” “the bottom of the belly,” and “Blues time,” Allison and Alex refer to and draw upon a panel organized by the Antipod Sound Collective at the 2019 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. That panel, titled “Creating a Soundscape of Radical Imagination: Podcasts as Scholarship,” involved a conversation among the Antipod Sound Collective members and Nerve V. Macaspac (Assistant Professor, College of Staten Island, City University of New York).
As in Episode 1, we would like to thank participants in the Community Book Center and AAG panels, namely: former Woods student and activist-poet Sunni Patterson; Khalil Shahyd, Senior Policy Advocate at the National Resource Defense Council; Anna Brand, Assistant Professor at the University of California at Berkeley; Shana Griffin from Jane’s Place, New Orleans’ first community land trust; Sue Mobley, who, at the time of the panel, was the Public Programs Manager for the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design at Tulane University; and Jordan T. Camp (editor) who, at the time of the panel, was at Barnard College, and is now the Director of Research at the People’s Forum in New York.
[Further details on the Antipod website https://thisisantipod.org/]

EVENTS:
1. Tangled Art Gallery: “Body Farm” by Valentin Brown (November 8-December 20, 2019)
Exhibition Dates: November 8 - December 20, 2019
Location: Tangled Art Gallery
Is that a mushroom, or his “peen”? Is that a pile of leaves or a pile of bones? Is that the “trunk” of the body? Valentin Brown queers the human body by combining it with forms from nature to create what he calls “soft body horror” —a mythology of monsters that describe his story. Valentin’s story sits at a largely neglected intersection: he is an autistic, trans man who inherited a complicated history of intergenerational trauma. His grotesque guardians express how he makes meaning through a gaze that is queer, trauma-informed, and on the spectrum.
Through the many eyes (or lack thereof) in the “soft body horror” world, which worms its way to you through the Body Farm, Valentin reframes the loneliness, disquiet, and grief that result from the tangled intersecting parts of who he is. This way of seeing embraces the in-between places, and the places outside the scales on which he has been taught to place importance and meaning. “Soft body horror” gives Valentin space to begin re-experiencing his story in bits and pieces, in a greater context of awe, humour, and hope.

2. Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students (APUS), UofT in Partnership With the Dandelion Initiative: Bystander Intervention Tools and Techniques (November 28, 2019)
Date: November 28th
Time: 4-6PM
Location: APUS Boardroom (563 Spadina Crescent, Room 236)
This is an interactive and tool based workshop that will help participants develop their skills in  intervening and de-escalating potential harmful situations. We will help you evaluate risks and make safer and more accessible choices while helping you get from a bystander to an empowered bystander. We use a variety of techniques to ensure equity and dignity when approaching diverse groups and needs. This workshop comes with a workbook.
Registration is required. Register here: http://bit.ly/SCSC_2019
Access Information:
Food will be provided! Vegan, gluten-free options available. TTC tokens available upon request.
The room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible, single-stall all-gender washroom located on the same floor as the event room.
Facilitator Information:
Viktoria Belle is the founder and Executive Director of the Dandelion Initiative. She has worked for a decade in the food, beverage and hospitality industry while she built her practice as an educator in gender based violence prevention, which lead her to develop and lead the Safer Bars & Spaces Program.
She has held diverse senior roles with not for profit organizations in the city of Toronto, and has contributed to many different publications and movements with a focus on labour rights, sexual violence, and education. She has a deep devotion to survivor-centric programming and shares that devotion through her expertise in policy development and consulting.
Viktoria is a Romani woman living in Toronto with her wife and their dog, Buffy.

3. Brazilian Studies at York University: “Brazilian Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Toronto: Preliminary Findings” by Michel Mott Machado (November 28, 2019)
The Brazilian Studies at York University proudly presents the talk: Brazilian Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Toronto: Preliminary Findings.
ABOUT MICHEL MOTT MACHADO
Michel has a PhD in Business Administration – Mackenzie Presbyterian University. Originally from the city of São Paulo-SP/Brazil, he is currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the Business and Society Program – Department of Social Science – York U, developing the research project “Brazilian Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Toronto”. This project is being funded by São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), from Jul/2019 to Dec/2019. In 2019, he also joined the project “Social innovations in Ontario: An analysis of self-help groups, cooperatives diaspora business and social enterprises among African-Canadians and racialized people”, a five-year project funded by the Ontario Ministry of Research, and an Innovation and Science -Early Researcher Award (2018-2022) (led by Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein).
ABOUT THE TALK
This presentation will discuss the patterns of ethnic/immigrant entrepreneurship in Brazilian communities in Toronto; that it is, the sociodemographic profile of Brazilian immigrant entrepreneurs, their behavioral traits towards entrepreneurship, as well as the profiles of the businesses themselves. After all, who are these Brazilian immigrant entrepreneurs in Toronto? What have been their business activities? What are the challenges, opportunities and local strategies of these entrepreneurs? Seeking to uncover the answers to these and other issues, we will present some preliminary findings of the “Brazilian Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Toronto” research project currently in under way.
DATE AND TIME
Thursday November 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the Verney Room – Ross Building S674
Light refreshments will be served
Co-Sponsored by Lusophone Studies Association

4. Canadian Race Relations Foundation: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in our Schools Webinar (November 29, 2019)
Addressing Anti-Black Racism in our Schools
The purpose of this webinar is to examine how anti-Blackracism affects the opportunities for students to succeed.Participants will explore topics on unconscious bias, racism, and discrimination. They will also learn approaches to address anti-Black racism in schools. Participants will leave the webinar with a deeper understanding of the systemic barriers affecting Black students and proactive approaches to close opportunity gaps, including by strengthening culturally responsive teaching practices.
The webinar will address the following issues: Anti-Black racism and how it manifests in the education system; How privilege, microaggressions and unconscious bias enable anti-Black racism; The impact of anti-Black racism on students; How to challenge systemic barriers that hinder the opportunities for Black students to succeed in school; How to close opportunity gaps, including through culturally responsive teaching; and collaborating with parents and communities to address anti-Black racism.
To register for this webinar, please click here https://crrf-fcrr.webex.com/crrf-fcrr/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed57d574bd77d53ef87ebf51965de0690.
When: November 29, 2019, 3:00 pm EST
Where: Online, via Webex
Panelist: Mante Molepo
Mante Molepo is a lawyer, human rights advocate, and equity and diversity advisor. She works with organizations to address equity, diversity and inclusion, focusing on unconscious bias and anti-Black racism. She is also a founding member of Parents for Diversity, an organization committed to creating equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students. In 2018, Mante was recognized as one of Canada’s 100 Accomplished Black Women. Mante is on the Board of Directors of human rights organizations, including Amnesty International Canada.
Moderator: Len Rudner
Len Rudner is Principal at Len Rudner & Associates, a consultancy focusing on community advocacy, diversity & inclusion and human rights. He is the former Director of Community Relations and Outreach for the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).
Prior to working with CIJA Len was employed in successive roles with Canadian Jewish Congress, acting as Ontario Regional Director, National Director of Community Relations and Ontario Director of Community Relations. He has represented the position of the Jewish community on a variety of issues including antisemitism, discrimination in the workplace, reasonable accommodation and Holocaust denial. He has represented CIJA and CJC at international conferences focusing on Holocaust education, antisemitism, hate speech and freedom of speech.

5. The 519 Church St Community Centre: Dreaming the (Im)possible: the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan and LGBTQ Rights across Asia Today (November 30, 2019)
Dreaming the (Im)possible: the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan and LGBTQ Rights across Asia Today
Fb page: https://www.facebook.com/events/729897374144363/
Taiwan is the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Many people wonder what makes the seemingly “impossible” possible in Taiwan. What can we learn from their movement? To what extent the “Taiwan experience” can serve as an example for the movements in other Asian countries and what are the limitations? What are the situation in other Asian countries such as the Philippines, South Korea, China, and India? This panel aims to gather LGBTQ activists of Asia origin, who have been working with Asian communities in Toronto and/or in their home countries. Through this panel, The 519 hopes to connect our community members of different origins to build solidarity, support, and care for each other on the journey to equality and a more just society.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m
At The 519 [519 Church St.]
Highlights:
- Documentary screening
- A talk by Jennifer Lu about organizing the win for equal marriage in Taiwan
- Lunch
- Panel discussion with Jennifer Lu and other East/South Asian LGBTQ+ activists (Benjamin Bongolan, Yejoon Joung, Alan Li, and Deepak Kashyap)
- Mix and mingle
- Photo exhibition
Taiwan-focused session: 10:30 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Jennifer Lu, Chief Coordinator of Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan.
Jennifer Lu is a social worker, activist, writer and political worker. She has been devoting herself to the LGBT rights and political reform movement for 15 years. She is also the Chief Coordinator of Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan, which led the movement to the historical milestone of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan, the first to do so in Asia.
Lunch: 1 p.m. — 2 p.m.
Solidarity across Asia discussion panel: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Panellists:
1. Jennifer Lu
2. Benjamin Bongolan has been working with Filipino/a queer youth and adults in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Benjamin had led community and workforce development initiatives with Toronto school boards, universities, and currently maintains a partnership with the government of the Philippines—Departments of Labor and Foreign Affairs through their representative offices in Toronto. Benjamin was a Coordinator of Youth and Educational Services at the Filipino Centre Toronto.
3. Yejoon Joung (Joon) was born and grew up in South Korea. He came out to his parents at the age of 19. Since Joon came out, his parents has become active members of PFLAG Korea (an organization for parents who have LGBTQ children). Joon’s coming out story has been making the presses and also has been reported on TV programs in South Korea. Joon and his parents hope their participation in activism and promoting love as a queer family would break down the conservative views of Korea and the false perception of a "normal family".
4. Alan Li is a physician, community organizer, educator, and advocate based in Toronto working with immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ and people with HIV/AIDS (PHA) in the past 30 years. Alan has taken leadership roles in the national president of the Chinese Canadian National Council, and founding president of the Hong Kong 10% Club, the first officially registered LGBT NGO in Hong Kong. Alan co-founded the Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) and the Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT). In addition, Alan also has extensive experience co-leading transnational studies on sexual health, mental health and anti-stigma interventions between Canada and China.
5. Deepak Kashyap is counselling therapist and volunteers with InterPride, the global Pride movement. Deepak is also a longtime activist in LGBTQ communities in India. He has been doing a lot of outreach and engagement with the queer communities in India and Canada.
Event is Free. Everyone is welcome.
RSVP at bit.ly/519taiwan.
For more information, contact Organizing@The519.org.
The 519 is an accessible facility with a ramp, elevator, and all-gender washrooms.

6. U of T Faculty of Medicine's Office of Inclusion and Diversity: Accessibility, Action, and Inclusion (December 3, 2019)
Date: Tuesday December 3, 2019
Time: 5:45 -8:00pm, registration begins at 5:15pm
Location: C. David Naylor Building, 6 Queen's Park Circle West, Room 6
Event will be live streamed
Event Details: In honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (https://uoftsba.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a7afe36c50f38e1af38bbb03&id=d9842f703e&e=d685061695), the U of T Faculty of Medicine's Office of Inclusion and Diversity (https://uoftsba.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a7afe36c50f38e1af38bbb03&id=a94801f5f2&e=d685061695), in partnership with the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation (https://uoftsba.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a7afe36c50f38e1af38bbb03&id=b2def68387&e=d685061695) and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (https://uoftsba.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a7afe36c50f38e1af38bbb03&id=a50f8eb52c&e=d685061695) is hosting a panel event to discuss disability, health sciences and health professions. Gain insight on how to create accessible spaces in health services, education and sciences and move from accessibility policy to action.
Panelists will include:
•     Meenu Sikand (https://uoftsba.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a7afe36c50f38e1af38bbb03&id=ceb08adf8d&e=d685061695), Executive Lead – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
•     Mahadeo A. Sukhai (https://uoftsba.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a7afe36c50f38e1af38bbb03&id=56b42c1f2d&e=d685061695), Head of Research and Chief Accessibility Officer, Canadian National Institute for the Blind
•     Sarah Collinge, Occupational Therapist
•     Andrew Gurza (https://uoftsba.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a7afe36c50f38e1af38bbb03&id=59085eaa59&e=d685061695), Disability Awareness Consultant
Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is open to all Faculty of Medicine learners, staff and faculty, external partners, which include the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) and community organizations, as well as the wider U of T community.
Register Today! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/accessibility-action-and-inclusion-panel-event-tickets-80259449173

7. The All Disability Network: An Accessible Future: Our Commitment to the Next Generation (December 3, 2019)
You are cordially invited to an afternoon reception at Queen’s Park in Toronto in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities building upon this year’s theme of “The Future is Accessible”. This event will celebrate 25 years of the grassroots movement which has driven the development and implementation of Ontario’s provincial legislation and will highlight the progress required for the future.
Panel Information:
The networking event will include a panel with representatives from each political party and people with disabilities sharing insights.
When?
December 3, 2019
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Where?
Ontario Legislative Building | Room 228
111 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON M7A 1A2
Contact
For more information, please contact Mariam Razi
Mariam.Razi@sciontario.org or 416-705-4823
This event is proudly hosted by the All Disability Network which consists of:
ALS Society of Canada
AODA Alliance
Arthritis Society
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)
Easter Seals Canada
March of Dimes Canada (MODC)
MD Canada
MS Society of Canada
Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA)
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO)
RSVP (below)
Please RSVP by Tuesday, Nov 26 and include any dietary restrictions you require. Attendant Services, ASL and live captioning will be available.
https://sciontario.org/an-accessible-future-our-commitment-to-the-next-generation/

8. Pull Together: Toronto vs Trans Mountain Pipeline Fundraiser (December 5, 2019)
The Canadian government is doubling down on efforts to build the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which would run from the tar sands to the west coast, through salmon-bearing streams, parks, and Indigenous communities. Three First Nations — səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and C'eletkwmx (Coldwater) — are taking the federal government to court over the construction of the pipeline.
We're holding a fundraiser to support their legal challenge, featuring a rad panel, creative performances, and a silent auction. Come out and show up for Indigenous sovereignty and climate justice! And donate & help us share our fundraising page far and wide! https://tiny.cc/no-pipelines
This is a ticketed event, with tiered tickets at $10, $20 and $40. All proceeds go to the Pull Together campaign (https://pull-together.ca/). Folks who are under-waged or can't afford the price of tickets will not be turned away!
Event schedule:
7:30pm - Doors open
8:00pm - Panel featuring Khelsilem (activist and artist from Squamish Nation), Hayden King (writer and educator from Beausoleil First Nation), Beze Gray (land defender and water protector from Aamjiwnaang First Nation) + more TBA
9:30pm - Creative performances by Artists for Climate & Migrant Justice and Indigenous Sovereignty + more TBA
10:30pm - Musical performance by LAL
11:30pm-1:30am - after-party featuring DJ Heebiejabi and DJ Ariel
**SILENT AUCTION ONGOING**
Location & access notes:
The Tranzac is located at 292 Brunswick Avenue, between Spadina Station and Bathurst Station. There is a Green P parking lot on the north side of the building, off of Barbara Barett Lane (accessible from Borden Street), and there is an additional Green P one block away, accessible from Lippincott Street. There is a cement ramp leading to a manual double door entrance, and two gender-neutral washrooms on the main floor, with one accessible stall in each. Visit http://www.accessto.ca/home/2016/1/27/tranzac-club for more detailed info, or contact us!
We ask that folks keep the space low-fragrance by refraining from wearing strong scents. There will be volunteers on site who can help navigate access needs, and ASL interpreters for portions of the evening (more info TBA). If you have access needs that we can accommodate beforehand, please message us!

9. Consultation workshop on York’s Internationalization and Global Engagement Strategy (December 5, 2019)
More information on York University's Internationalization Strategy can be found here:  https://pci.info.yorku.ca/.
Theme: Consultation workshop on York’s Internationalization and Global Engagement Strategy
Target audience: Graduate international students (we want to hear about your experiences at York; suggestions on enhancing the graduate student experience; and ways York can support their research/ academic and/or professional goals while at York and following graduation)
Date: Dec. 5, 2019
Time: 12:00-1:30
Location: at York Lanes, Room 244
Pizza will be served
RSVP Link: http://pci.info.yorku.ca/event/consultation-workshop-on-yorks-internationalization-and-global-engagement-strategy/

10. Department of Sociology, UofT: Resistance & Education in Brazil by Dr. Rebecca Tarlau (January 23, 2020)
Dr. Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University, will be giving a talk about her exciting new book,Occupying Schools, Occupying Lands: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education (Oxford University Press, 2019) on Jan. 23rd, from 12-1:30pm in sociology building, 725 Spadina, on the basement floor, room  41. This talk may be of particular interest to faculty and students interested in social movements, education, Latin America, and ethnography.  See below for a summary of her talk.
Over the past 35 years the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST), one of the largest social movements in Latin America, has become famous globally for its success in occupying land, winning land rights, and developing alternative economic enterprises for over a million landless workers. The movement has also linked education reform to its vision for agrarian reform by developing pedagogical practices for schools that foster activism, direct democracy, and collective forms of work.  In Occupying Schools, Occupying Land, Rebecca Tarlau explores how MST activists have pressured municipalities, states, and the federal government to implement their educational program in public schools and universities, affecting hundreds of thousands of students. Contrary to the belief that movements cannot engage the state without demobilizing, Tarlau shows how educational institutions can help movements recruit new activists, diversify their membership, increase technical knowledge, and garner political power.

CALLS:
1. Call for Papers: The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism Volume 32.1
The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism invites you to submit a note or comment to be considered for Volume 32.1, to be published in Spring 2020.
The Yale journal of Law and Feminism is an intersectional feminist publication committed to advancing scholarship that engages critically with the law as it structures, impacts, or constrains gendered experiences along various axes of marginalization, including race, class, sexuality, culture, nationality, and ability.
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
Question? Concerns? Ready to submit? Contact us at lawandfeminism@yale.edu

2. Call for Papers: Women and Sex and Talk- A One-Day Colloquium (December 3, 2020)
Women and Sex and Talk A one-day colloquium
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto – February 1st, 2020
Organizers: John Paul Ricco (Professor, University of Toronto) and Mahité Breton (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto)
In the context of current debates, this colloquium will focus on what women talk about when they talk about the pleasures, risks, and inconsistencies of sex and intimacy. We will look at recent work by fiction and non-fiction writers on sexual desire, fantasy, the pornographic, assault, and public disclosure. While mainstream discussions on these issues often operate based on the premise of self-expression as the modality leading to self-mastery, writers such as Miriam Toews (Women Talking), Sally Rooney (Conversations with Friends), Jamie Quatro (I Want to Show You More), and Eimear McBride (A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing), have crafted narratives that affirm Candace Vogler’s claim that “not all intimacies are affairs of the self,” (“Sex and Talk”, Critical Inquiry, Winter 1998). And that the stories one tells about sex are not always speech acts in search of one’s sovereign subjectivity. These novels portray sex beyond romance, a liberal egalitarian model of intimacy and love, and the imperative that sex be morally redemptive, psychically and emotionally fulfilling—and indeed, at times, the source of a secure sense of self. As Vogler argues: “at least some kinds of sex (I want to say, good sex) can’t happen unless people stop worrying about who they are, and what the activity means to them, for them, and about them” (358). To talk about sex without these worries might be a way to open both sex and talk to the political, be it through the public conversations and differently structured intimacies that might ensue, in which the personal is not premised to be the only space of the political or the sexual.
Topics open for discussion include (without being restricted to):
• What can the contemporary sex novel teach us—precisely through the depersonalizing virtues of fiction—about how women might talk about intimacy, sex, desire and pleasure in ways that make room for the complexities and intricacies of sex and talk?
• How might these so-called #MeToo novels operate in distinction to the discursive self-assertion and “self-conscious rational agency” and “stable system[s] of sexual self-representation” (Vogler, 344) that are hallmarks of sex talk in the #MeToo movement?
• How might we envision the relationships between the erotic, the common (our shared existence), aesthesis (felt sense or sensation) and communication?
We envision the day’s schedule as follows:
Morning Session: Candace Vogler, “Sex and Talk” (Critical Inquiry, 1998), and selections from Jean-Luc Nancy’s Sexistence (2017).
Afternoon Session: Mary Gaitskill, “This is Pleasure” (The New Yorker, 2019).
Late-Afternoon Session: Lisa Taddeo, Three Women (2019).
Send an email expressing your interest in participating to john.ricco@utoronto.ca and mahite.b@gmail.com by January 3rd 2020

3. Call for Proposals: The University of British Columbia’s Social Justice Institute Graduate Students Conference (December 31, 2019)
Queering Racial Capitalism: Visions of Transformative Justice
The University of British Columbia’s Social Justice Institute Graduate Students Conference
Conference Date: April 4, 2020
Liu Institute for Global Studies
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Chandan Reddy, Associate Professor, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington
Race is not only about identity or skin colour. Capitalism has been racialized from its origins, and has produced a modern world system that derives economic value from the commodification of racial identities through slavery, imperialism, and genocide. Furthermore, racial capitalism has been accompanied by biopolitical technologies that regulate sexuality and enforce heteronormativity making it also a gendered process.
Neoliberalism, the current stage of racial capitalism has brought increasing levels of inequality and dispossession; as well as a resurgence of far-right-wing politics, white supremacy, xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny, and environmental racism (with the exploitation of indigenous peoples and their lands). Massive protests are taking the streets around the world against neoliberalism demanding social justice. “Queering Racial Capitalism” examines the ways sexual politics are deployed to support neoliberalism and inequality around the world, and how a queer agenda that takes into account class could be organized towards social transformation. What interventions are possible?
The Graduate Students Association at the University of British Columbia Social Justice Institute invites submissions of paper proposals as well as artistic interventions for our inaugural Graduate Students Conference. This year’s conference theme, Queering Racial Capitalism: Visions of Transformative Justice, will focus on racial capitalism, emphasizing feminist, queer, trans, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions.
Deadline for All Proposal Submissions: Thursday, December 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT
Submission Information
We welcome papers from all disciplines, with a focus on intersectional social justice. We also encourage artistic pr
Please submit 1 page abstracts to sjigradconference@gmail.com for consideration.
The deadline for all submission proposals is December 31, 2019.
Questions? Contact the conference at sjigradconference@gmail.com
This conference takes place on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nation.

4. Call for Applications: Oxfam Summit and Day of Action (January 14, 2020)
The Oxfam Summit is a multi-day training that will bring together 40 activists and community leaders to Ottawa on March 21-24, 2020. It is followed by the Day of Action where participants take all they have learned and put those skills into immediate action.
Participants will strengthen the ropes of solidarity across social movements by sharing knowledge, building ties with other activists from all across the country and gaining important skills together. They will get to use their power to lift up communities, by learning and practicing key advocacy tools, developing knowledge from the training provided by topic experts and discovering new ways to help create a just world without poverty and inequality.
Potential applicants can learn more and apply here: https://www.oxfam.ca/oxfam-summit-and-day-of-action/
The deadline to apply is January 14th, 2020.

5. Call for Proposals: 14th AWID Forum Activities (January 31, 2020)
Call for Forum Activities
The AWID Forum offers a space for deep discussion, exchange and inspiration.
We see it as an initiative that is co-created by feminist movements - it challenges and strengthens our movements and promotes coordinated engagement and action. Our last Forum in Bahia, Brazil, brought together 1800 feminists from 120 countries around the world.
The 14th AWID International Forum will take place on October 14-17, 2020 and will offer participants many ways to actively engage in different, creative spaces.
This call for activities is an invitation to develop the official program with us.
How to share your proposal
If you have a feminist reality that you would like to share, we invite you to submit your proposal. We are looking for interactive and creative activities that celebrate and share feminist realities that are truly propositional, powerful and infuse us all with hope and energy towards transformation!
Applications are welcome until January 31, 2020.
What you need to know before you submit your proposal:
- Feminist Realities Framework & Theme: Identify if your proposal fits into the framework https://www.awid.org/framework-theme
- Activity Formats: Forget about traditional panels, and explore some new formats https://www.awid.org/activity-formats
- Funding Ideas: Consider how you will fund your participation https://www.awid.org/funding-ideas
Submit your proposal here https://awid.secure-platform.com/a/
(You may need to select your language in the top right corner on the proposal platform)
As part of our commitment to accessibility in all aspects of the AWID Forum we are accepting audio/ video formats for those individuals/ organizations/ groups who can't submit a written application. If you choose to send your proposal in an audio/ video format, kindly follow the same order to answer the questions as detailed in the Activity Proposal Form. Thank you!
What happens once I submit my proposal?
Activity proposals will initially be screened by AWID staff.
Organizers of shortlisted proposals will then be invited to participate in a voting process, to choose among the shortlisted activities. Those with the most votes will be included in the Forum program. AWID may make a few adjustments to the final selection to ensure our program has an adequate balance across regions, constituencies, issues and methodologies.
Our Forum Content and Methodology Committee will reach out to the organizers of selected proposals to support them in further developing their activities.
Please send us your activity proposal before the end of your day on January 31, 2020.
Sorry, we will not be able to consider any proposal sent after that date… and we mean it!
Want to know more?
Frequently Asked Questions about the Forum https://www.awid.org/forum-faq

OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Job Opportunity: Financial Coordinator, Asian Business and Management Program at York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)
Financial Coordinator, Asian Business and Management Program
Employment Category: Part time (up to 24 hours)
Department: ORU-YCAR/ABMP
Classification: Administrative
Band: 4
Posting Number: 100381
Job Start Date: 01-06-2020
Job End Date: 08-03-2020
Compensation:* Hourly Rate:$20.94
Job Purpose:
The Financial Coordinator supports the Asian Business and Management Program (ABMP) in the planning and execution of its financial reporting and activities, including preparation of standardized finance and payroll forms as well as preparation of budgets and various financial reports for the program.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
A. Finance Administration (95%)
1. Assists the Executive Director/Training Director in budget planning and forecasts by reviewing past years' expenditures and then preparing short-term and long-term budget plans, in accordance to specific York University.
2. Reviews ABMP’s budget submissions to ensure compliance with York University guidelines and requirements.
3. Monitors and reconciles ABMP’s operating and research budgets on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis by reviewing and identifying discrepancies, and creating journal entries to correct the discrepancies, as appropriate.
4. Prepares financial forms (journal transfers, claims for reimbursement of expenses, cheque requisitions, payroll time sheets,
wire transfers, purchase orders, and process payment for suppliers, etc.) for review and approval. Also responsible for receiving and depositing of payments to ABMP.
5. Acts as liaison with Finance, Payroll and Research Accounting at York and external program contacts in Canada and internationally.
6. Prepares, under the guidance of the Executive Director/Training Director interim and final narrative and financial reports as required.
B. Other related duties as required (5%)
Perform Other related duties as required. Not to exceed 5%
Job Qualification and Related Skill Requirements
Completion of university degree.
Minimum 2 years of related work experience in financial functions in an academic or related unit.
Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written.
Financial management skills for budget monitoring and reconciliation
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to handle confidential material including personal information, payroll details and other intellectual property
Strong time management skills and excellent ability to multi-task
For more information or to apply: https://jobs-ca.technomedia.com/yorkuniversity/?_3x4200S3Z4U11Kd90b7752-00ef-40fb-bf17-a49eb8499940&offerid=383

2. Job Opportunity: Manager, Research- Canadian Bureau for International Education in Ottawa
TITLE:                                                   Manager, Research
SUPERVISOR:                                   Director, Membership, Research and Learning
DIVISION:                                           Membership, Research and Learning
LOCATION:                                         Ottawa
SALARY RANGE:                              Level 5 (full-time unionized position)
POSITION SUMMARY
Reporting to the Director, the Manager, Research plays a key role in supporting the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) communications and advocacy on public policy issues. They are responsible for the management of CBIE’s International Student Survey and other national research projects conducted annually. They will mine international education statistics and data to produce market intelligence and research briefs to enhance CBIE’s position as the leader for international education information in Canada for members, media, partners, governments, and international organizations. They will work collaboratively across the organization to ensure coherence of research activities and act as a resource in the development of other member services.
RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Develops and implements an annual research plan based on continual  review of the trends and development in the international education sector
•    Acts as a key liaison between CBIE, its Research Advisory Committee and other partners in the development and execution of national surveys and the subsequent reporting and dissemination
•    Leads the implementation of annual and national surveys including securing member institution participation, finalizing the methodology, collecting statistical data, and preparing the final reports
•    Procures and interprets statistical data from government and other sources to produce timely and insightful analysis of sector trends and implications
•    Drafts reports, briefing notes, articles and policy papers for internal and external use
•    Ensures complex  quantitative  and  qualitative  data  is  packaged  in  compelling  ways  through storytelling and visual presentations
•    Acts as primary point of contact for information requests regarding CBIE’s research
•    Identifies opportunities for research grants and assists in writing grant proposals as required
•    Performs other duties as required
QUALIFICATIONS
•    Master’s degree in business administration/social sciences/education/international relations or equivalent work experience
•    5 years’ relevant work experience
•    Specialization in statistical analysis or research methodology is an asset
•    Understanding of international education issues including immigration and education abroad
•    Experience in survey design and administration, data analysis, visual and written presentations of data and use of statistical software
•    Excellent research and report writing skills
•    Strong computer skills, including familiarity with surveying and data analysis tools
•    Project development and management experience
•    Ability to conceptualize and develop grant proposals is an asset
•    Excellent communication skills in English and French, oral and written
•    Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and commitment to producing high-quality deliverables in a timely manner
•    Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and competing demands in a fast-paced environment
•    Good interpersonal skills; ability to work both independently and as a team member
•    Good judgement, tact and diplomacy in dealing with the public, members, staff and international partners
CBIE offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes an attractive pension plan and group insurance program. For general information on CBIE, visit our website at  www.cbie-bcei.ca.
Please send your cv and letter of interest as soon as possible, quoting Competition 19-05, to jobs@cbie.ca in either Word or PDF format or mail to CBIE, 1550 – 220 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, ON K1P
5Z9.  We thank all candidates for their interest but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from people with disabilities, racialized people, Indigenous peoples, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.
We provide a barrier-free work environment. Workplace accommodations are available should you be contacted regarding this competition. Please advise Human Resources of any accommodation requirements which must be taken.

3. Job Opportunities: Institute for Women’s Policy Research is Hiring for Several Positions
Staff Positions:
Senior Director of Communications https://iwpr.org/about/employment-and-internships/staff-positions/senior-director-of-communications/
Communications Manager, Print and Digital https://iwpr.org/about/employment-and-internships/staff-positions/communications-manager-print-and-digital/
Vice President of Research https://iwpr.org/about/employment-and-internships/staff-positions/vice-president-of-research/
Director of Finance and Human Resources https://iwpr.org/about/employment-and-internships/staff-positions/director-of-finance-and-human-resources/
Program Director, Postsecondary Education https://iwpr.org/about/employment-and-internships/staff-positions/program-director-postsecondary-education/
Research Associate, Job Quality and Family Economic Security https://iwpr.org/about/employment-and-internships/staff-positions/research-associate-job-quality-and-family-economic-security/
About IWPR:
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences. Named a top think tank in the United States, IWPR has shifted the conversation on issues such as the gender wage gap, employment and job discrimination, Social Security, welfare reform and access to public benefits, educational access, child care, and many others. Read more about the history and impact of IWPR here https://iwpr.org/about/our-history-impact/.
IWPR’s research strives to give voice to the needs of women from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds across the income spectrum and to ensure that their perspectives enter the public debate on ending discrimination and inequality, improving opportunity, and increasing economic security for women and families. It works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups to design, execute, and disseminate research and to build a diverse network of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policy research. IWPR’s work is supported by foundation grants, government grants and contracts, donations from individuals, and contributions from organizations and corporations. IWPR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that also works in affiliation with the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics at American University.

4. 5 day extension: Graduate Internship for Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Course (November 29, 2019)

Please note that there is a 5 day extension to Friday November 29, 2019
***GRADUATE INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT***
The 2020 Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration is now accepting applications for its graduate internship positions.
Graduate interns assist with both general administrative and academic responsibilities during the annual summer course (May 4-8, 2020) as well as logistics and planning beforehand.
Positions will begin at the beginning of December 2019 and will run until the end of the course in May 2020.
In exchange for fulfilling the internship requirements, students will be able to take the course free of charge (value of $1075+HST). As well, students enrolled in the CRS Graduate Diploma program may count the course toward their fulfillment of the Diploma requirements. Finally, students may elect to gain independent study credits through the course as per the requirements and guidelines of their specific departments.
For more information about the CRS summer course, please visit our website: https://crs.yorku.ca/summer/
HOW TO APPLY
Submit by e-mail
a) a brief cover letter that describes your interest in forced migration issues
b) your CV
c) the name of one academic or professional referee*
(*Short-listed candidates will be required to provide the letter of reference at the time of the interview in late November/early December)
Applications and questions may be directed to Anna Purkey, Summer Course Director: apurkey@yorku.ca

5. Academic Bridging Course for Women at York University (January 16, 2020)
York University’s Academic Bridging Course for Women
Sponsored by the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Learn in a supportive group environment.
Improve reading, writing and speaking skills.
Explore your education options and potential.
Prepare for future university study.
To qualify: Course participants must be 20 years of age or over, permanent residents of
Ontario, and comfortable in both spoken and written English. A grade of 'B' or better offers
admission to mature students to York University. The Bridging course is not appropriate if
you require ESL instruction. If you have completed one full year or more of university or
academic college studies, you may not need a Bridging course as an admissions credential.
classes on Thursdays, 12.30-3.30pm
Orientation: January 16, 2020
First Class: January 23, 2020
Last class: April 9, 2020
and are located at York University - TD Community Engagement Centre, 1 Yorkgate Boulevard Jane & Finch intersection, North York (located on 2nd floor beside Dollarama)

6. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development Grants - 2020 Competition (January 20, 2020)
Please forward this revised email to all York University faculty members who conduct research in the social sciences and humanities.
Please note below the updated information on multiple applications and holding multiple awards.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently launched the 2020 competition for the Insight Development Grants (IDG) program.  This program supports research in its initial stages.
The updated IDG description is now available on SSHRC’s website, along with the application form and CCV instructions.  Instructions for the application can be found within the form, integrated within each module. However, please find attached a document in PDF format to assist those who wish to consult the instructions offline.
In addition, SSHRC will be holding two webinars on the upcoming Insight Development Grants (IDG) 2020 competition.  The webinars will outline what is new this year and focus on responding to questions.  The Office of Research Services would like to invite researchers and research support staff to attend the English webinar on December 18, 2019 from 1:30 – 3:00pm in room 902 Kaneff Tower. Please RSVP at research@yorku.ca if you plan on attending this session.
Individuals can also take part in the French or English webinars individually from their own computer.  Advance registration is not required. The webinars will be held via WebEx (for the visual presentation, written questions and audio) on the following dates:
Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM ET
Language: French
Link to Meeting:
https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/onstage/g.php?MTID=e50895065af04d0c01d9c74baac0b5dd6
AND
Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 1:30-3:00 PM ET
Language: English
Link to Meeting: https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7131e5da54dc5ed2eabcc9323246d90f
Objectives
•        to enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas; and
•        to foster research in its early stages, but are not intended to support large-scale initiatives
Proposed projects may involve, but are not limited to, the following types of research activities:
•        case studies;
•        pilot initiatives; and
•        critical analyses of existing research.
SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.
UPDATED INFORMATION on multiple applications and holding multiple awards: Normally, researchers may not apply as an applicant for an Insight Grant and an Insight Development Grant within the same calendar year. However, in 2017, SSHRC approved an exception to this regulation to allow researchers who applied unsuccessfully for an Insight Development Grant in February to apply for an Insight Grant in October. For the foreseeable future, SSHRC will extend this exception to the multiple applications regulations. Therefore, researchers who apply for an Insight Development Grant in February 2020 and are not successful may apply for an Insight Grant in October 2020.
A researcher who applied for an Insight Grant in October 2019 may apply for an Insight Development Grant in February 2020, provided that the objectives of the research are significantly different.
Value
$7,000 - $75,000
Duration
1 – 2 years
Deadlines
Submission to ORS for review – January 20, 2020
Submission to agency – February 2, 2020
Submission to ORS of hard copy of full application plus completed and signed ORS checklist and electronic submission to SSHRC – no later than 12noon on February 3, 2020
Complete details on this opportunity may be obtained by visiting SSHRC's web site at the following link:
https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_development_grants-subventions_de_developpement_savoir-eng.aspx
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.  To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.