Imagining Canada’s Futures with Romani Migrants & Refugees

November 9, 2017 – November 10, 2017 all-day
York Lanes & Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St
Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston

Removal Skirt, photo by Moon F. Jerin 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

November 10

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).

CIE Symposium Poster