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The Centre for Feminist Research is pleased to announce the next event in the Spotlight on Islamophobia Event Series:
Islam, Sexuality and Islamophobia
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: room TBD, York University, 4700 Keele St
The ground-breaking work of Puar (2005) has illustrated that the discourse of the homophobic ‘other’ has been central to legitimizing the war on terror and justifying post 9/11 racial politics. Dominant narratives construct Western societies as accepting of homosexuality, whereas Islam and Muslim subjects are constructed as homophobic. Contesting such narratives, this panel will explore the ways in which Muslim communities in Canada and Europe are contesting homophobia.
El-Farouk Khaki, co-founder of the Toronto Unity Mosque
Dr. Naveen Minai, Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies at the Centre for Feminist Research
Abdullah Qureshi, CFR Visiting Graduate Student
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
and coming up:
Blackness and Islam
End of February 2020
By exploring the complex histories and expressions of Islam in Africa and Muslims of African origin, this lecture and workshop considers the intersections between Islamophobia, race and anti-blackness.
Islamophobia in The Francophone Context
End of March 2020
Legislation such as Quebec’s Bill 94, 62 and 21 and France’s headscarf ban in 2004 suggest that Islamophobia in Québec and France have specific roots. This panel will bring together speakers from Francophone communities in Toronto, Quebec and France to explore the ways in which French and Quebec colonialisms and nationalisms are mutually constitutive and constructed through Islamophobia.
about the series:
Islamophobia has become disturbingly prevalent in Canada, United States and Europe, and indeed has become a world wide phenomenon. Often defined as a set of ideologies, discourses and practices that structures fear, hostility and rejection towards Muslims in Canada, substantial scholarship has illustrated that Muslim subjects face harassment, discrimination, and at times, violence, in their daily lives, in schools, in housing, in applying for jobs, and in the workplaces. Particularly since 9/11, Islamophobia has become a subject of considerable scrutiny and interest.
In an attempt to further understand one of the most entrenched form of racism, the Centre for Feminist Research Spotlight on Islamophobia series focuses on key aspects of the social forces that shape and reinforce contemporary practices of Islamophobia.
Co-sponsored by the Centre for Feminist Research:
Another Story bookshop cordially invites you to the launch of Disrupting Deportability: Transnational Workers Organize
When: January 31, 2020
Location: The Centre for Social Innovation, Annex Garage, 720 Bathurst St
Remarks will be shared by:
- Felix Martinez and Santiago Escobar, National Representatives, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Canada
- Christina Garbriel, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University
- Peter Nyers, Professor, Department of Political Science, McMaster University
There will be a performance by JUNO nominated singer-songwriter Annabelle Chvostek
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Anjula Gogia at email@example.com
Event is co-sponsored by: York University’s Centre for Feminist Research, the Global Labour Research Centre and the Department of Politics, and United Food and Commercial Workers Union Canada
The Centre for Feminist Research and the Sexuality Studies Program present:
FILM SCREENING of
QueerEdge: From Gay to Queer Liberation (2019)
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Nat Taylor Cinema (Ross North 102), York University RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessibility: Accessible space. Everyone welcome. 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 Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/838735843219428/
Introduced by film director Dr. Nick Mulé
This feature documentary links the principles and tenets of gay liberation in the Stonewall era to today’s queer liberation movements. The interviews, spanning historical and contemporary LGBTQ issues, reveal internal politics, provide a critical analysis of the mainstreaming effects of the LGBT equality movements vs. the progressive, sex-positive views of queer liberation movements, and uncover an internal divide between those who are content with equality and those who continue to fight for liberation.
Followed by Q&A with the director