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Film Screening Feb 11 @ Osgoode: “Whitewash” by Nadine Valcin

On February 11, the IFLS and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) are joining forces to screen a short film by Osgoode artist in residence Nadine Valcin. Details below.

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A Film Screening by Nadine Valcin
Thursday, February 11, 2:30-4pm 
Osgoode ADR (Rm 1014)

A 5-minute video installation that examines slavery in Canada and its omission from the national narrative. The country prides itself as being a benevolent refuge where enslaved Africans who were brought to United States gained their freedom via the Underground Railroad. That powerful image overshadows the fact that slavery was legal in Canada for over 200 years under both French and British rule. Whitewash brings to light some of the slave families that were brought to what is now the province of Prince Edward Island by Loyalists and looks at how nine generations of descendants have assimilated to the point of leaving very few visible traces of their origins. Screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Nadine Valcin is an award-winning bilingual producer, writer and director. Her factual and documentary work has been shown in Canada on CBC, CBC News Network, TVO, W, Artv, Réseau de l’information (RDI), Société Radio-Canada (SRC), TFO, as well TV One and the History Network in the United States. Valcin has been awarded numerous grants and prizes including the prestigious Chalmers Arts Fellowship and a Drama Prize from the National Screen Institute for the short film In Between.


IFLS End of Term Luncheon: Nov 27

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IFLS invites the Osgoode Feminist Community to join us for an End of Term Luncheon on Friday November 27, 12:30-2:30 in Room 2027.   The luncheon is primarily an opportunity for the Osgoode Feminist community to gather, converse and contemplate the end of the semester.  We will be joined by several special guests, including Prof. Susan Boyd (Emeritus-UBC) who will be at Osgoode to serve as mentor for the first ever IFLS Graduate Writing workshop, and both of our current Artists in Residence, Kami Chisholm and Nadine Valcin.  We will also be screening, during the luncheon, a short preview of Kami’s nearly completed documentary, “Pride Denied: Homonationalism and the Future of Queer Politics.”https://altcinema.wordpress.com/films/pride-denied-homonationalism-the-future-of-queer-politics/

Because this is a catered event, please RSVP before November 24. RSVP @http://bit.ly/osresearch
Event Code: BOYD