CARIBBEAN STUDIES AT NEW COLLEGE Fall 2009 Events

CARIBBEAN STUDIES AT NEW COLLEGE
FALL TERM EVENTS, 2009
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Workshop with Etienne Charles (Assistant Professor, College of Music, Michigan State University)
http://www.etiennecharles.com
DATE: September 18th
PLACE: Boyd Neel Room, Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park TIME:
12 – 2 p.m.
Born in the island of Trinidad and Tobago in 1983, young trumpeter Etienne Charles –
whose musical lineage runs at least four generations deep – defies easy musical
categorization. He is a graduate of the world-renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York City, where he received a full scholarship to pursue his Master’s degree. He has performed and recorded in many musical genres with a range of Grammy award winning musicians that include Roberta Flack, Wynton Marsalis, the Count Basie Orchestra, Marian Schneider, as well as with David Rudder, Monty Alexander, Lord Blakie, Marcus Roberst and Rene Marie. He has just released his second album, Folklore. Etienne Charles, who like his father Francis Charles was once a member of Phase II, one of the island’s most progressive steelbands, stands at the vanguard of a new generation of musicians who are from the Caribbean but are not totally of it, in terms of a fresh and broad-ranging artistic vision, and in the myriad influences encompassed in their soundscape.earles stands at the vanguard of a new generation of musicians who are from the Caribbean but are not totally of it, in terms of a fre***sh and bro****

Norman Girvan (Professor at the Institute of International Relations of the University of the West Indies, and former Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States) and Yash Tandon, Former Executive Director of the South Centre, Geneva and the Founding Director of the Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI)
TITLE: Roundtable on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): Lessons for Africa and the
Caribbean

DATE: October 6th

PLACE: 208N Munk Centre, 1 Devonshire Place
TIME: 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Jointly sponsored with African Studies
*****

Film Screening: The Harder They Come
To be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Professor Christian Campbell,
Department of English
DATE: Friday October 16th
PLACE: William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St.
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
*****

Yarimar Bonilla, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Virginia
TITLE: Open Undergraduate Seminar: The Non-Independent Caribbean and the Question of
Sovereignty
DATE: October 22nd
PLACE: WI2002, New College, 40 Willcocks St.
TIME: 12-2 p.m.
*****

Yarimar Bonilla, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Virginia, TITLE:
“Reinventing Marronage: Epistemologies of Labor and Resistance in Guadeloupe”
DATE: October 23rd
PLACE: History Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Sidney Smith Building, 100 St. George Street
TIME: 2-4 p.m.
*****

Annual Conference: Racism and National Consciousness
CONFERENCE THEME: Land and Freedom
DATE: October 31st
PLACE: Wetmore Dining Hall New College, 21 Classic Avenue
TIME: 9 – 6 p.m.
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr. Maria Paiz
Victor (Venezuelan scholar and social activist), Omali Yeshitella Chairman, the African
Peoples Socialist Movement (Florida).
PANEL DISCUSSIONS: Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and the US in relation to land and
freedom, and the situation of Tamils in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and
Afghanistan.
BOOK LAUNCH: The White Supremacist State – Eurocentrism, Imperialism, Colonialism,
Racism. Edited by Arnold Itwaru, Senior Lecturer, New College. With essays by 10
scholars, all of whom have presented at the Annual Conference on Racism and National
Consciousness during the past 7 years (Ella Shohat, Sunera Thobani, Henry Giroux, Julia
Sudbury, Nandita Sharma, Lorne Foster, Marainne Vardalos, Natasha Ksonzek, Ward
Churchill, Arnold Itwaru)

*****

Film Screening (title to be confirmed)
DATE: Friday November 6th
PLACE: William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks Street
TIME: 6:30 p.m.

*****

Bernardine Evaristo, UK
Reading from Blonde Root (UK: Hamilton/Penguin), a dazzling, imaginative reversal of the
transatlantic slave trade in which Africans are the masters and Europeans are their
slaves. http://www.bevaristo.net/

DATE: November 13th
PLACE: William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St.
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
Jointly sponsored with African Studies

*****

Ralph Premdas, Professor of Public Policy, University of the West Indies, Trinidad &
Tobago, and visiting scholar, Ethnic and Pluralism Studies, University of Toronto
(2009-2010).
Date, Time and Title TBA.
Jointly sponsored with Ethnic and Pluralism Studies

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