Diversity Week 2019: Freedom of Resistance

January 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm

From January 28 to February 1, MSU Diversity Services presents Diversity Week 2019: Freedom of Resistance. This week of programming and events is centered around celebrating and exercising the freedom of resistance and the various ways one can choose to challenge the status-quo and stand against injustice

The complete event listing for the week is as follows:

Monday, January 28

 Resistance in Canada: A Centennial Retrospective (all day in the MUSC Atrium)

     A timeline with 19 events from the past century displaying dissidence and resistance in Canadian society.

The Art of Anger: A Collaborative Paint Splash Party (8:00PM - 10PM in Bridges)

     Students are invited to help create a collaborative art-piece by splashing paint on a blank canvas, intended to be a cathartic experience for students.

 Tuesday, January 29

Marketplace: Celebrating Creators on the Margins: (10:00AM - 6:00PM in MUSC Atrium)

     To celebrate the ways in which artists, particularly those who are marginalized, find and demand spaces to exist and pursue their creative passions. Artists are welcome to showcase and sell their works, without being charged for the venue.

Interfaith Council Coffee House (8:00PM - 10:00PM in Bridges)

     A collaboration with the organizational members of the Interfaith council, this coffee house provides an opportunity and venue for members to socialize with one another.

Wednesday, January 30

 Responding to Hate: Workshop (6PM - 7PM in LR Wilson 1010)

   Diversity Services, PCC, Hillel, CISSA and MMPJ. are coming together to discuss how hateful symbols, actions, and messages can be recognized and reported on campus.  A workshop designed to explain, deconstruct, and critique the idea of Land Acknowledgements for a non-indigenous audience.

 Thursday, January 31

 Resistance at McMaster: Panel Discussion (3:30PM - 5:00PM in BSB 105)

     A panel discussion from faculty members from a range of academic backgrounds on how projects of resistance are taken up within an academic institution.

Let's Talk about Race: Islamophobia  (11:30AM - 1:30PM in LR Wilson 2001)

●     A panel discussion from faculty members from a range of academic backgrounds on how projects of resistance are taken up within an academic institution.

 Friday, February 1

 Poetic Justice: Poetry Workshop (8:00PM - 10:00PM in Bridges)

     Facilitated by a member of Hamilton Youth Poets, this is a closed event reserved for BIPOC. It is intended to be a space that allows for reflection and healing.

To access more details and the latest updates on Diversity Week 2019, visit the MSU Diversity Services Facebook page.

For more information, please contact:

Mijia Murong
Diversity Services Director
diversity@msu.mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext. 26603

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