Faculty of Education hosts two special talks this fall

Two talks organized by the Faculty of Education will take place this fall, exploring themes of diaspora and reparations, as well as the Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab.

“Retrospective Significance”: Diaspora and Reparations by University of Toronto Professor Rinaldo Walcott
Date and time: Oct. 10, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: 283B Winters College

Rinaldo Walcott

In this talk, Walcott draws on ideas from Michel-Rolph Trouillot to raise a series of questions about the project of reparations, nation and diaspora. Drawing on recent reparations movements, he asks questions concerning what kinds and forms of knowledge might constitute the terms of a conversation that exceeds the one we are currently having. He suggests that a complicated lack of comprehension appears to be hindered by important moments in post-’60s Black politics, where the articulation of Black difference through logics of nationalism, ethnicity and geographies have produced ways of making sense of Black global pasts and the historical, deeply fraught problematics of our contemporary thought and action, vernacular and institutional.

Creating Research Impact through Making the Shift: A Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab by York University Professor Stephen Gaetz
Date and time: Nov. 13, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 283B Winters College

Stephen Gaetz

Making the Shift is a Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab with a mandate to contribute to the transformation of how we respond to youth homelessness through research and knowledge mobilization specific to youth homelessness prevention and housing stabilization. Co-led by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and A Way Home Canada, and funded by a Tri-Council Networks of Centres of Excellence grant, the goal of Making the Shift is to conduct and mobilize quality research that supports governments, communities, and service providers to make the shift from managing the crisis of youth homelessness to a focus on preventing and enabling sustainable exits from homelessness. In this talk, Gaetz will discuss his work to end youth homelessness and the role of schools in prevention.

Everyone is welcome to attend, and light refreshments will be provided.