The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) Symposium, “Imagining Canada’s Futures with Romani Refugees”, will consist of two keynote addresses by internationally renowned Romani scholar Ian Hancock (University of Texas, Austin), and Toronto-based Romani multimedia artist Lynn Hutchinson Lee, open to the York University community and the general public; and a workshop for York’s graduate students on social justice and activism led by Lynn Hutchinson Lee. The symposium will explore issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence as experienced by Romani refugees in Canada and worldwide.
Project Lead: Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston
All keynotes and roundtable are free and open to the public.
SCHEDULE: November 9
Workshop, 3-5pm, ACE 209 – The confluence of creation, identity and social engagement: an arts workshop – Lynn Hutchinson Lee
Keynote 6-7:30pm, York Lanes 280N – Romani reality and the ‘gypsy’ myth – Ian F. Hancock
Roundtable, 10-11:30am, York Lanes 280N – Imagining Canada’s futures through ethnography and the arts
Keynote 6-7:30pm, York Lanes 280N – Poshrat (half/blood): making art in a precarious identity – Lynn Hutchinson Lee
With support from: Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE); 150 Canada @ York; Department of Theatre; Theatre & Performance Studies Graduate Program; Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series; Centre for Refugee Studies; Department of Anthropology; Dean of Arts, Media, Performance, and Design (AMPD).