Lunch Box Talk – February

Do you want to hear perspectives from Black faculty, staff and alumni on how blackness has been reflected in the curriculum and academia? Have you ever wanted to get to know them outside of the classroom and professional contexts? Are you interested in learning more about their career paths, research opportunities and other areas of expertise? If so, join us once a month for an informal opportunity to interact with professors, staff and alumni at a Lunch Box Talk.

This event aims to provide a platform for students, especially Black students, to make informal connections with Black faculty, staff and alumni, as part of complimentary programming for Hancock Lecture 2018: Black and Educated? Unveiling The Contradictions and Redesigning The Future delivered by Chizoba Imoka and moderated by Dr. Kofi Hope

When: Tues., Feb. 27, 2018, 12-1:30 pm
Where: East Common Room, Hart House
Cost: Free / Tea and treats will be provided / Register here

Bring your own lunch or 5-Buck Lunch will be served at Great Hall 11:45 am-2 pm (Bring your student card, otherwise it will be 7$)

Join us for a conversation with:

Adrian Leckie currently works as a Student Life Coordinator at University College. He is a passionate about community building, program development, and dissecting masculinity as it relates to black men. He is also a graduate student at OISE in a Masters of Education for Adult Education and Community Development.

Alexie Tcheuyap is Full Professor and Chair at the Department of French of the University of Toronto. He has previously taught in Cameroon and at the University of Calgary, and has been Visiting Professor in South Africa, the United States, Germany and France. He holds a Doctorat de Troisième Cycle in Literature from the University of Yaoundé and a Ph.D in French Studies from Queen’s University. His main areas of research are media studies, Francophone African literatures and Francophone African cinemas.

Ghanaian-born George Sefa Dei, is a renowned educator, researcher and writer who is considered by many as one of Canada’s foremost scholars on race and anti-racism studies. He is a widely sought after academic, researcher and community worker whose professional and academic work has led to many Canadian and international speaking invitations in US, Europe and Africa. Currently, he is Professor of Social Justice Education and Director of the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies at OISE/UT. His stool name is Nana Adusei Sefa Tweneboah.

Janelle Joseph is the Director, Academic Success Centre and the Assistant Director, Transitional Year Programme. Dr. Joseph completed her PhD and two post-doctoral research fellowships (in New Zealand and Canada) in the areas of sport and race and is now also an Adjunct Lecturer in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at the University of Toronto.

Melanie Newton is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Caribbean Studies Program. She specializes in the social and cultural history of the Caribbean. She is the author of The Children of Africa in the Colonies: Free People of Color in Barbados in the Age of Emancipation (Baton Louisiana State University Press, 2008). She is currently working on a monograph entitled This Island’s Mine: Indigeneity in the Caribbean Atlantic World, which explores histories of indigenous survival and exile in the Caribbean.

Dr. Onye Nnorom is the Associate Program Director of the Residency Program in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and the Black Health Theme Lead for the Faculty of Medicine. She also works for Cancer Care Ontario and as a family doctor at TAIBU CHC, which has a mandate to serve the Black community in the GTA. She is the Board Chair of the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario. Born to Nigerian and Trinidadian parents, she is particularly interested in Black community health and wellness and the impact of racism on health.

Rachel La Touche is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her research centers on inequality at the level of interaction, and within the social contexts that individuals routinely participate. Her current work focuses on institutions of higher education and mental health. As an instructor, she teaches and mentors undergraduate students in areas of inequality, mental health, education and race/ethnicity.

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