Steve Newton, The Georgia Straight

February 22, 2021

SFU’s President’s Dream Colloquium hosts conversations by four scholars and activists from February 25 to April 8

Simon Fraser University’s President’s Dream Colloquium will host four scholars and activists between February 25 and April 8.

The four speakers will be featured in live online conversations about employing creativity in social-justice research and activism.

The series kicks off on February 25, from 3 to 4 pm Pacific time, with a celebration of Black History Month and a Conversation with Afua Cooper that includes a poetry reading from her latest book, Black Matters.

On the heels of International Women’s Day (March 11, from 6 to 7 pm), the series will continue with a Conversation with Susan Stryker, whose research, writing, and documentaries have helped shape cultural conversations on transgender topics since the 1990s.

On March 25 from 2 to 3 pm is a Conversation with Thea Cacchioni, whose research and activism lay at the heart of the medicalization of sex, gender, and sexuality.

Closing out the series on April 8, from 4 to 5 pm, is a Conversation with Dana Claxton, whose work in video, photography, single and multi-channel video installation, and performance art investigates Indigenous beauty, the body, the socio-political, and the spiritual.

For more info on the speaker series and to register for each event look here.

This was published by The Georgia Straight on February 22, 2021.