George Lipsitz (critic, author of The Possessive Investment in Whiteness) George Lipsitz is an American Studies scholar and professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of over half a dozen books, including The Possessive Investment in Whiteness. He is a leading scholar in social movements, urban culture, inequality, the politics of popular culture, and Whiteness Studies.
Daina Warren (Cree), Curator and Director of Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB Lecture: Curating Indigenous Knowledge in the Arts: Implications for Art Schools and Historians
Fred Kudjo Kuwornu (activist, producer, film maker)
This multi-media lecture is an introduction to issues of culture, race, identity, and citizenship in contemporary Italy drawing the new arena of social media.
Kathy Grant Kathy Grant on "Black soldiers who served Canada in the Great War."
Victoria Lamont (author, Western: A Women's History) Victoria Lamont, author of "Westerns: A Women’s History" will be speaking on the popular author B.M. Bowe
LIZ HOWARD (poet, author of Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent)
Terrance Houle (Blood), Video artist and photographer, Calgary Alberta Lecture: Ghost Days: Art for Spirit
The University of Guelph announces the 4th annual Gryphons Read common reading project, which will encourage first-year students and other members of the university community to connect with each other and to enter into meaningful conversations by reading and discussing the same book. Gryphons Read is a collaboration between the College of Arts, the Office of the Provost, the Library, and the Experiential Learning Hub.