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African Film Festival 2019

The Canadian Film Institute, CFI is proud and excited to present its 4th African Film Festival, an inspiring five-film festival of Ottawa premieres of contemporary films from the five regions of Africa. Presented in collaboration with Carleton University’s School For Studies in Art and Culture (Film Studies) and African Studies Program.

Date: February 9 – 16,  2019
Location: Ottawa Art Gallery, Alma Duncan Salon (Level 3) Entrance: 10 Daly Ave. or 50 Mackenzie King Bridge

TICKETS

$14 : General Admission – Adults
$10 : Discount Admission – CFI MembersOAG Members, Seniors 65+, Students, Children under 12 (Valid membership card, proof of age, or valid student ID will be required)
FREE : CFI Ambassador Members

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This workshop critically assesses the global politics of China’s ambitious new grand strategy, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). As the world’s economic centre of gravity progressively moves eastwards, China is extending its trading routes and infrastructure capacity westwards. The term Silk Road (in German Seidenstraße) was first used by the German geographer, Ferdinand von Richthofen, in 1877. Doyle refers to ‘interimperiality,’ the ways in which empires rework networks, ideas, sites, and spaces – which she termed “sedimented infrastructures,” that were, in turn, central to other prior imperial systems. Should we be reading the material components of a world order as being in the process of transformation through the BRI? How can we investigate the role of material infrastructure in sustaining different forms of world order? As Beijing downplays competitive geopolitics and talks instead of common development, win–win cooperation and communities of shared destiny, a guiding question for this workshop is whether these developments will significantly change global politics, and possibly world order.

Date: Wednesday February 27th, 2019 | 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Richcraft Hall, Second floor conference rooms, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6

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Women and Girls in Humanitarian Emergencies 

Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations, will discuss how to better assist and empower women and girls in humanitarian emergencies. This public lecture will be followed by a panel discussion, and a question & answer session.

* The lecture will also be livestreamed.

Date: Friday February 22nd, 2019 | 10am-12pm * timing to be confirmed
Venue: The Global Centre for Pluralism,330 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
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La  cinquième conférence de notre année scientifique du CERCLECAD 2018/2019, se déroulera  ce samedi  le 22 février 2019, comme d’habitude à 15H00, dans la salle du Sénat de l’Université d’Ottawa, au sous-sol du Pavillon Tabaret, (Salle 083, 75, Avenue laurier Est ou 119, Rue Wallers ou 550, Rue Cumberland).

La Conférence intitulée, « DÉCONSTRUCTION RÉTICULAIRE DU DUALISME MÉTHODOLOGIQUE ENTRE L’INDIVIDUALISME ET L’HOLISME. La Sociologie mésosociologique des réseaux comme « lieu d’énonciation de la politique en Afrique dé-coloniale » , sera donnée et modérée par le Professeur Benoît AWAZI MBAMBI KUNGUA,*Président du CERCLECAD.

Un moment de convivialité et de réseautage autour de beignets, de brochettes, de liqueurs et du vin, clôturera dans la joie notre conférence.

Rencontre avec Edem Awumey

L’Alliance Française Ottawa vous invite à rencontrer l’auteur Edem Awumey qui viendra faire une conférence-lecture pour discuter de son dernier livre : «Mina parmi les ombres».

Edem Awumey est né au Togo. Après quelques années passées en France, où il a publié son premier roman, Port-Mélo (Gallimard, 2006; Grand Prix de littérature de l’Afrique noire), il s’est installé à Gatineau en 2005. En 2009, son deuxième roman, Les Pieds sales (Boréal, Seuil), a été sélectionné pour le prix Goncourt. Il a également fait paraître Rose déluge (Boréal, Seuil, 2012) et Explication de la nuit (Boréal, 2013). Descent into Night, la traduction anglaise d’Explication de la nuit, a été récompensée en octobre 2018 par un Prix du Gouverneur général du Canada. Ses romans s’inscrivent dans les lieux imaginaires de l’enfance, du voyage et de la mémoire. Edem Awumey a également été chargé de cours de littérature francophone à l’Université McGill et à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais. Sa dernière fiction en date, Mina parmi les ombres (Boréal, 2018), raconte le périple d’un photographe afro-québécois qui part sur les traces de sa muse, disparue dans un pays d’Afrique en proie à la fureur de l’intégrisme.

Cet événement est organisé en partenariat avec le Salon du Livre de l’Outaouais.

Date et Heure:  sam., 2 mars 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 HNE
Endroit: Alliance Française Ottawa, 352 MacLaren Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0M6

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Call for Papers | Devils and Daemons: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

August 8 – 10, 2019
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

In Plato’s Symposium, the wise woman Diotima reveals to Socrates that “Daimons” (later Latinized to “Daemons”) are the intermediaries between the gods and humans, mediums for divination, prophecy, and other moments of divine possession. “Love” reveals immortal beauty to mortals in the Symposium, while Socrates’ “daimonion” whispers prophetic warnings into his ear in Plato’s Apology. Even happiness had a touch of the divine for the ancient Greeks; their word for happiness was “Eudaimonia.” As monotheism took hold in Europe, however, the Latin “Daemon” became the evil “Demon” of the Christian era, identified with the devils and fiends that meddle with the good work of angels. Thus, contact with these spirits became a sinful act, a change with real material consequences for peoples accused of witchcraft or spell-casting.

The Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE) invites submissions of paper presentations for “Devils and Daemons: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference.” Proposals from students at all levels and in all areas of graduate study are welcome. We encourage proposals from marginalized voices and prospective presenters are welcome to self-identify in their proposals. This three-day conference will be held August 8th to 10th, 2019 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Childcare will be provided upon request.

Please include the words “Devils and Daemons Conference Abstract” in the subject line.

Deadline: 31 March 2019. Accepted presenters will receive notification in mid-May.

Contact the organizers at dagse@dal.ca if you have questions about the conference. Visit the conference website at https://dagseconference.wordpress.com/ 

Call for Papers | Colloque Islam et radicalisation en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Maghreb

Le Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politiques et la radicalisation (CEFIR, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit) organise le 11 septembre prochain un colloque sur la thématique Islam et radicalisation en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Maghreb. Le CEFIR invite les chercheurs et chercheuses travaillant sur divers aspects de cette thématique à soumettre une proposition de communication. Le Centre est particulièrement intéressé par les propositions venant de jeunes chercheurs et chercheuses (doctorat et postdoctorat) ainsi que de chercheurs originaires des pays du Maghreb et d’Afrique de l’Ouest. Les propositions doivent être envoyées avant le 1er avril 2019 au cefir@cegepmontpetit.ca.

Plus d’informations sur la thématique et sur la procédure d’envoi des propositions sont disponibles sur cette page: https://chaireicao.uqam.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/102/Appel-a-communications-Religion-et-radicalisation-en-Afrique-de-lOuest-et-au-Maghreb.pdf

Call for Papers | AU ECHO 2019 “Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”

The African continent hosts over a third of the world’s forcibly displaced persons are found in Africa, including 6.3 million refugees and 14.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). The continent is also home to 509,900 asylum seekers and 712,000 stateless persons. 

In recognition of these challenges and the prevailing need to recognize links between displacement and peace and security and its development dimension, the African Union (AU) Assembly at its 31st Ordinary Session held in Nouakchott, Mauritania on 1-2 July 2018 adopted a decision declaring 2019 as the year of “Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”.

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DOCUMENTARY (2019)​ | Do You Know Where the Gold in Your Ring Comes From?

The Shadow of Gold is a global investigation of the ultimate talisman of wealth, beauty and power. Filmed in China, Peru, Canada, the U.S., London, Dubai, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Shadow of Gold reveals the impact of gold mining and the gold trade on our economy, environment and conflicts. Watch to discover what our lust for gold costs. And who pays the price.

About the Film
An international Canada-France co-production by award-winning filmmakers Robert Lang (Canada), Denis Delestrac (France) and Sally Blake (France), The Shadow of Gold pulls back the curtain on the world’s most coveted heavy metal.

As the global economy undergoes rapid and profound change, the gold industry continues to grow. Over the past 15 years, we have mined more gold than ever before. Filmed in Canada (Mount Polley, BC), the U.S., London, Dubai, China, Peru and the Democratic Republic of Congo this incisive investigation examines the trade of this precious metal from raw material to market while exposing its consequences and impact. With political, economic, and ecological implications, how is the thriving industry changing our lives and the world around us—and at what price?

The Shadow of Gold reveals positive advancements in the industry and engages with engineers, scientists, jewellers, and responsibly-sourced advocates who work with miners to tackle gold’s worst environmental and social problems.

World Premiere, Toronto
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, February 22

Ottawa
Mayfair Theatre, February 27
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Remembering and Understanding the Heritage of African Canadians – Part of Canada’s Heritage All-Year Long

This event, presented in association with Black History Ottawa, will explore the military heritage of African Canadians during the First World War and how the voices of minorities are heard in the telling of Canada’s history.

Adrian Harewood of CBC Ottawa will moderate presentations by:

  • Anthony Sherwood – award winning producer of documentaries and educational material celebrating the heritage of Canadians of African descent
  • Blake Seward – teacher, recipient of the 2006 Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching History, and founder of the Lest We Forget project
  • Kathy Grant – advocate for current veterans who also works tirelessly for the remembrance of Black veterans as she continues the legacy of her father, Owen Rowe

FREE ADMISSION (FOOD DONATION AT DOOR) but donations of non-perishable food for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre are encouraged

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 7 – 9 pm
Venue:  St. Andrew’s Church, Corner of Wellington and Kent Sts., Ottawa Across from the Supreme Court of Canada

For more information visit www.standrewsottawa.ca or telephone 613-232-9042