Join Harvest Noon for a different version of Canada Reads --> a discussion on excerpts from Arthur Manuel's «Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-up Call» and Glen Coulthard's «Red Skin, White Masks»
We're holding this event to answer the callout by Canada Must Read: The Unsettling Canada Edition from Idle No More and Defenders of the Land (https://facebook.com/events/193248851194723) and hope you'll join us for an informal discussion about the selected decolonial texts.
>> This event is being hosted in leadup to July 1st in order to encourage folks to participate in other local and national actions to unsettle Canada on this date. <<
Excerpt from Arthur Manuel's «Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-up Call»
Arthur Manuel was one of the leading strategists of the anti-colonial struggle showing how Canadian policy toward Indigenous peoples incorporated and still reflects all the elements of colonialism that are condemned by the United Nations: dispossession, forced dependancy and oppression. Sadly Manuel passed away this past January.
Excerpt from Glen Coulthard's «Red Skin, White Masks»
Glen Coulthard is is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and an associate professor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at UBC. His book Red Skin, White Masks expands on Frantz Fanon to critique state colonial power was released to critical acclaim.
— This is a FREE event.
— Harvest Noon is located upstairs in an older building without a lift or elevator. There are 2 and a half short flights of stairs leading up to the cafe and a step to enter the building. There is a landing between each flight of stairs.
— There is a single stall gender neutral washroom located on the same floor as the cafe.
— There are no automatic or power assisted doors, or door opening buttons/switches in the building (including none at the building entrance).
— Please be conscious of wearing scented products or perfumes --> leave them at home! Harvest Noon is a scent reduced space.
— While alcohol is served by the GSU Pub on the first floor, please respect the boundaries of those in attendance at this workshop who may not want to be near alcohol & other substances, or be witness to the effects of such by not bringing glasses etc upstairs.
— ASL interpretation will not be available for this event.
The Toronto Sustainable Food Co-operative/Harvest Noon acknowledges it operates on land that is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. This territory is the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Confederacy of the Anishnaabek and Allied Nations to care for and share the resources around the Great Lakes in peace. Today, Toronto is also home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. In order to engage in resistance, we must recognize the past and present injustices inflicted on the Indigenous peoples of this land and act with awareness and solidarity.