Race for Education: Gender, White Tone and Schooling in South Africa
Professor Mark Hunter
Professor Mark Hunter of the department of Geography, University of Toronto will be discussing his new book – “Race for Education: Gender, White Tone and Schooling in South Africa”
Following the end of apartheid in 1994, the ANC government placed education at the centre of its plans to build a nonracial and more equitable society. Yet, by the 2010s a wave of student protests voiced demands for decolonised and affordable education. By following families and schools in Durban for nearly a decade, Mark Hunter sheds new light on South Africa’s political transition and the global phenomenon of education marketisation. He rejects simple descriptions of the country’s move from ‘race to class apartheid’ and reveals how ‘white’ phenotypic traits like skin colour retain value in the schooling system even as the multiracial middle class embraces prestigious linguistic and embodied practices the book calls ‘white tone’. By illuminating the actions and choices of both white and black parents, Hunter provides a unique view on race, class and gender in a country emerging from a notorious system of institutionalised racism.
- Professor Shireen Hassim, Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and African Politics, Carleton University
- Professor Christopher Webb, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Venue: Room 482 (Discovery Centre) MacOdrum Library, Carleton University
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This is part of the African Studies Brownbag Seminar Series
Research Talks Series
Emancipation and the Politics of Identity
Dr. Firoze Manji, Institute of African Studies consider the politics of identity in relation to the concept of “African”. I trace the origin of the term used by Europe as a shorthand for the non-human or lesser-being to its emergence as an identity intimately linked to a struggle for human emancipation. I will discuss the consequences of delinking that identity from emancipatory struggles during the post-independence and neoliberal era which have resulted in the descent into ethnicism.
Date: October 18, 2019 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: 1811 Dunton Tower, Carleton University
This event is part of the Research Talk Series of the Department of English Language & Literature
Call for Project Proposals | First Stage Submissions for Capacity building projects in an institution of higher learning in the developing world
AWB is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support capacity development in higher education in developing countries so that these countries can educate the experts and professionals that are necessary for their development. It does this by sending volunteers from Canada and other countries to support local initiatives. AWB projects focus on a number of areas, including health, teaching and learning methodology, various academic disciplines, student services, and back office operations. That is, in any area in which institutions of higher education are involved.
Building on Established Relationships
This call for project proposals is designed to build on established relationships between you and your colleagues at an institution of higher education in a developing country. The existing knowledge, networks, and trust between you and the people with whom you have worked contributes to sustainable change.
Deadlines and decisions
First Step Deadline: Friday, November 8, 2019
First Step Decision: Friday, November 22, 2019
Second Step Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2020
Submission of proposals
Please submit project proposals by Friday, November 8, 2019 to Corrie Young at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that AWB will provide a copy of your proposal to the AWB Network contact person at your institution for their information. For any questions concerning this call for proposals, please contact Corrie Young.
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Call for Applications | Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
The CADFP is a scholar exchange program for African higher education institutions to host a diaspora scholar for 14-90 days for projects in curriculum co-development, research collaboration and graduate student teaching and mentoring.
- Accredited universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda and member institutions of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) can submit a project request to host a scholar.
- Scholars born in Africa, who live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries, can apply online to be placed on a roster of candidates for a fellowship. Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field and may hold any academic rank.
Selected fellows receive a $150/day stipend, visa costs, limited health insurance, round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from home and the U.S./Canadian airport. Selected Hosts and Fellows can apply for supplemental funds to be used for fieldwork, publication costs and workshops. The CADFP Team manages the fellowships and payments to fellows. Host institutions are encouraged to provide cost-share for the fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation.
For more information on the fellowship program and application process, as well as the projects of current fellows, please visit our website and our communities on Facebook and Twitter.
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
Deadline is December 9, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
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Call for Papers | Screening Ecosystems: Activism & Documentary Practices in Africa
McMaster University, March 19-21, 2020
The African Documentary Film Collective, a research group funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, is organising its third workshop-conference on “Screening Ecosystems: Activism and Documentary Practices in Africa” at McMaster University, March 19-21, 2020. As we have examined in our first two previous workshops, African filmmakers have turned their attention to the documentary genre to critically examine the historical and lived experiences, thereby identifying political and ecological imperatives on the continent. Subsequently, that led us to examine the representations of Africa, the increasing participation of African women directors whose ethics and new aesthetics have made the general public aware of new forms of political, social and environmental activism as well as their passion for cinema.
The Conference will interrogate the complexities of documentary production, collaboration, experimentation, activism and aesthetics by African filmmakers. Possible topics of investigation for this workshop include the following:
- Screening ecosystems: legacies and new trends
- Ecological imaginaries and critiques of industrial modernity
- Environmental justice and/or politics and African documentary cinema
- Ecocriticism and/in African documentary cinema
- Women documentary filmmakers and the aesthetics of everyday life
- Advocating for the environment: local/global/glocal spectatorships
- Intersections and/or connections in African documentary filmmaking: seascapes/landscapes; humans/non-humans
- African documentary practice: conventions, reinvention, possibilities?
- African documentaries: protecting ecosystems and promoting human rights
- Screening environmental justice
December 15: Submission of Abstract (250 – 300 words)
January 15: Notification of accepted proposals to authors
February 28: Submission of paper for adjudication and inclusion in the Conference Proceedings
March 19-21: Conference at McMaster
June 30: Submission of final version of paper – 5000 words
All emails to email@example.com (African Documentary Film Collective)
Black Cop | Book launch with Calvin Lawrence and Miles Howe
When Calvin Lawrence joined the Halifax City Police in 1969, he thought he knew what to expect. There was growing tension in the city between the black community and the police, and Calvin believed that as a black police officer he would be able to make a difference.
Calvin holds nothing back as he reflects on a career that took him across the country — he shares his experiences as Newfoundland’s only black police officer, his undercover stints in Edmonton and Toronto, and his time in Ottawa protecting major world leaders like Jimmy Carter and Brian Mulroney.
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Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave.
Bojayá: Caught in the Crossfire – Film Screening and Discussion
Please join us for a special screening of the 2019 Hot Docs Festival documentary “Bojayá: Caught in the Crossfire”, about the efforts of Leyner Palacios Asprilla, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and 2017 Global Pluralism Award winner, as he works to ensure key elements of the peace agreement are implemented for the safety of his community.
Following the film will be a discussion between Mr. Palacios and Ms. Colleen Duggan, the head of the Governance and Justice program at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Mr. Palacios and Ms. Duggan will explore how transitional justice can combat exclusion and create inclusive institutions and environments as a necessary requirement for sustaining peace.
Date: Wednesday October 30th, 2019 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Venue: Auditorium Room, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa
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