Events Archive

Thinking critically about human rights

How inclusive are human rights? It seems like an absurd question to ask since human rights, by definition, are supposed to be "universal." Digging deeper into the purely conceptual origins of rights reveals that their early proponents were hardly egalitarian.  In fact, there is a strong case for arguing that the human rights we speak […]

Trans Day of Remembrance

November 20 is Trans Day of Remembrance. On 20 November 1999, Gwendolyn Smith, a transgender woman from San Francisco, co-founded this day of remembrance in memory of those who have been killed because of transphobia, in particular, Rita Hester, a Black Trans woman who was murdered in her own apartment 1998.  To this day, Rita's […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Resources for Reflection Indigenous Land Everyone in the York University community has participated in a Land Acknowledgement, and it is fair to say, many of us do this on a fairly regular basis. We know that our campus sits on Indigenous territories. But, have you ever been curious enough to learn more about our campus' […]

Indigenous History Month at YorkU

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day! Keep watching this space for updates on events and highlights of past/ongoing events. Book Launch – Dadibaajim: History through Anishinaabemowin Place Names June 20 at 1-3 (on zoom) A Talk by Namegosibii Anishinaabe Helen Olsen Agger, Ph.D., author of Dadibaajim: Returning Home Through Narrative, 2021, University of Manitoba […]

PRIDE 2022

Keele Campus Pilot Episode: PRIDE Kick off 2022 In part 1 of this pilot episode on PRIDE, the REI Team including Lisa Brown, Miriam Greenblatt, Melissa Theodore, Zhaleh Afshar and Carolina Ruiz talk about the PRIDE Kick off event at Vari Hall that took place on June 2. This is followed by recorded audio footage […]