Creating space for transformative conversations

Milton K. Wong Lecture: Kamal Al-Solaylee

June 27, 2018

Kamal Al-Solaylee is a journalist, university professor and national bestselling author. In his upcoming Milton K. Wong Lecture, he makes a case for understanding the intersections of race and politics through the lens of brown skin and the emergence of brownness as a distinct racialised experience and demographic game changer.

From the emergence of brown workers as the source of cheap migrant labour around the world, to the colourization of Islam as a brown menace, to the return of ethno-nationalism and the demonization of multiculturalism as a policy in Europe and North America, Al-Solaylee attempts to connect the dots that form the larger picture of anti-brownness. Why being brown matters and what that means for the future of liberal democracies and racial harmony are just two of the questions Al-Solaylee poses in the 2018 Milton K. Wong Multiculturalism Lecture, presented by SFU Public Squarethe Laurier InstitutionCBC's Ideas, and the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, with financial support from Parc Retirement Living.

The event is full. Register for the waitlist here.



June 27, 2018 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Reception begins at 6:00 PM



Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre

162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC

We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the Unceded, Traditional, Ancestral Territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.