Friday, March 07, 2008

[Montreal] Accomodate This! Monday March 10


-- A series of anti-racist workshops, discussions and events.
-- Part of the national week of action against racism.



Monday March 10th, 6PM
UQAM, V Pavillion, Room 1430; 209, Ste-Catherine East
(Metro: Berri-UQAM)

:::::::::::::::::::::: SPEAKERS :::::::::::::::::::::::

*Gada Mahrouse: is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University where she teaches courses on feminisms, race, and postcolonialisms. Currently, she is examining the "reasonable accommodation" debates in Quebec through a lens that explores discourses of assimilation and tolerance through a feminist, anti-racist analytical framework.

*Robyn Maynard : is a Montreal based organizer, member of No One Is Illegal Montreal and Project X, based in NDG.

*Alia Al-Saji: Alia Al-Saji is a Professor of Philosophy at McGill University in Montreal. She specializes in twentieth-century European philosophy, French philosophy and French feminism.

*Nesrine Bessaih : is an organizer for social justice. She is a co-founder of UTIL (Unité théâtrale d'interventions loufoques) -- a collective that uses street theater to raise awareness on social and political issues. She is also a member of the À bâbord! collective, a social and political publication put out by Quebec organizers and academics.

-- Bilingual presentations. English and French whisper translation.
-- Free childcare available.
-- Wheelchair accessible.

Organized by : the "Accommodate this!" campaign.
For more info, contact: (514) 398-3323 or email:


During the month of March 2008, we are organizing a series of actions to denounce the racism and sexism at the roots of the "Reasonable Accommodation" debate and the Bouchard Taylor commission, and to focus on the real issues faced by racialized and migrant communities in montreal: unjust immigration laws, deportations, detentions, surveillance and harassment, exploitation at work, poverty, criminalization, sexism, police brutality, racial profiling, precarity etc.

a series of workshops on the lived realities of racialized and migrant communities, to encourage discussions within different marginalized communities about issues linked to the struggles they are engaged in, for justice, for dignity and for self-determination.

(((( The FIRST Workshop of the series ))))

>> Intersections: Anti-Racism and Feminism

Monday March 10th, 6PM
UQAM, V Pavillion,209, Ste-Catherine East, Room 1430.
(Metro: Berri-UQAM)


>> Gender, Race and Religious Identity

Saturday March 15th, 1PM
Centre des Femmes d'Ici et d'Ailleurs; 8043 St-Hubert (Metro: Jarry)
* Note: this workshop is open to women identifying people only.
Racialized and migrant women are encouraged to attend.

>> Fighting State and Interpersonal Gender Violence

Sunday March 16th, 2PM
Parc Extension Community Center; 419 St Roch St., 2nd floor, Room 9.
(Metro: Parc)

For more info, contact us at: (514) 398-3323 or email:

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