Queering Urban Space

Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto
mardi, 15 janvier 2019 - 4:00 pm5:30 pm
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Join Jin Haritaworn, Ghaida Moussa, and Syrus Marcus Ware, the editors of Queering Urban Justice: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto for a discussion of this collection.

Learn more about Marvellous Grounds, the collective behind this book project, hear passages from the book, and participate in a Q&A with the editors

About the book, Queering Urban Justice: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto:

Queering Urban Justice foregrounds visions of urban justice that are critical of racial and colonial capitalism, and asks: What would it mean to map space in ways that address very real histories of displacement and erasure? What would it mean to regard Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (QTBIPOC) as geographic subjects who model different ways of inhabiting and sharing space?

The volume describes city spaces as sites where bodies are exhaustively documented while others barely register as subjects. The editors and contributors interrogate the forces that have allowed QTBIPOC to be imagined as absent from the very spaces they have long invested in. From the violent displacement of poor, disabled, racialized, and sexualized bodies from Toronto’s gay village, to the erasure of queer racialized bodies in the academy, Queering Urban Justice offers new directions to all who are interested in acting on the intersections of social, racial, economic, urban, migrant, and disability justice.

Presentation and discussion will take place in English, however participants are welcome to ask questions in French.