Carleton Presents: Healthy Cities – Imagining an Anti-Racist City
What defines a healthy city in 2020? Join Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for a series of expert panels to explore the many factors – from nature and housing to climate and art – that make a healthy city in 2020. This edition of Healthy Cities, titled Imagining an Anti-Racist City, features a panel discussion with three Carleton researchers engaged in critical race studies, and Ottawa’s first-ever Black city councillor.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
Registration/RSVP Link: https://carleton.ca/fass/healthy-cities/
Xiaobei Chen (Carleton Department of Sociology and Anthropology)
Chen’s current research and community engagement are around anti-Chinese, anti-Asian racism associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Daniel McNeil (Carleton History Department)
McNeil’s research interests include Black Atlantic studies, cultural criticism and theory; decolonial studies; diaspora studies; immigration and Indigenous and Canadian studies.
Ottawa City Councillor, Rawlson King (Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward)
King was elected the first-ever Black city councillor in a historic by-election held April 2019 for Rideau-Rockcliffe, in the City of Ottawa. In his first year in office, he was successful in securing funding for the city’s Anti-Racism Secretariat. King holds both a Bachelor of Journalism and Law, and a M.A. in Communication from Carleton.
Aboubakar Sanogo (Carleton Film Studies Program)
Sanogo’s research interests include African cinema, Afro-diasporic cinema, documentary film theory, history and aesthetics, world cinema, film preservation and restoration, film archiving and film heritage, colonial cinema, auteurism, postcolonialism, race and cinema and the relationship between film form, history, and theory.
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