The 12th Annual Peace, Conflict and Justice Conference, titled Resistance through Art will explore living practices of Art against structural violence. Through art as a critical methodology, the conference intends to disrupt the dominance of Euro-American frameworks of knowledge creation. We challenge frameworks that envision justice through institutional liberalism.
Art in all mediums has been an active site of political struggle in interpreting alternate visions of radical justice. In this way, the agency of the body is emphasized. We recognize this conference as a political space of thought and a site of struggle. In the contemporary political context, our conference is a node within larger networks in Toronto in envisioning critical justice.
This year, we invite artists to nuance our understanding of practices of resistance. Over the span of two days, we offer space for reflection through artwork in inspiring student resilience in the academy.
Tuesday March 13th — Wednesday March 14th
At the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Pl, Munk School of Global Affairs
TUESDAY MARCH 13:
5:00 PM — Registration
5:30 PM — Keynote Address: Documentary Filmmaker Amar Wala
6:30 PM — Performance Piece and Artists' Address: featuring Benny Bing and local Toronto artists
7:00 PM — Art Show and Dinner Reception
WEDNESDAY MARCH 14:
4:00 PM — Workshop 1: Decolonized Notions of Two-Spirit People, with Thirza Cuthand and Alec Butler
5:40 PM — Workshop 2: Decolonization; Indigenous Peoples and Music, with Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone
7:20 PM — Workshop 3: Arts of Healing, with Francis Ferdinands and Shereen Aziz
Refreshments will be served during 10-minute breaks between workshops
We would like to acknowledge this sacred land on which the University of Toronto operates. It has been a site of human activity for over 15,000 years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory is the subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, this meeting place is the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.
**We aim to be an accessible conference for all. For any accessibility requests (wheelchair accessibility, ASL interpretation, etc.) please fill out the following form; surveymonkey.com/r/VXF922G