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An Evening with Eternity Martis

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Join us for a virtual conversation with award-winning journalist and author Eternity Martis in conversation with Laila El Mugammar about Martis' bestselling memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun. Martis' book offers a crucial depiction of racism and sexism on Canadian campuses.

Brought to you in partnership with the Guelph Black Students Association and the College of Arts.

Eternity Martis is an award-winning Toronto-based journalist. Her debut memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun, is a Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and Vancouver Sun bestseller. Her work has appeared in Vice, Huffington Post, The Walrus, CBC, Hazlitt, The Fader, Salon, and on academic syllabuses around the world. Her work on race and language has influenced media style guide changes across the country. She is the course developer and instructor of Reporting On Race: The Black Community in the Media at Ryerson University, the first of its kind in Canada, an adjunct professor in the Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC and the 2021 Journalist-in-Residence at UBC. She earned an honours BA and a Certificate in Writing from Western University and an MJ from Ryerson University. In 2020, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women’s Executive Network.