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Fall 2019 Schedule

 lease check out our updated event schedule. We already have more than 22 events scheduled for the year!

Please continue to follow our page here and on Facebook for the most up-to-date information. We are committed to making our events as accessible as possible. Accessibility information is included on each event link.
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Updated Event Schedule

 heck out our updated event schedule. We already have 8 newly confirmed upcoming events with more to follow!

Please note, more information will be released closer to each event. Please continue to follow our page here and on Facebook for the most up-to-date information. We are committed to making our events as accessible as possible and will provide updates about mobility accessibility once we have our room bookings confirmed. Thank you for your patience.

Suzanne Kite on May 14 on Nonhuman Futures: Ethical Frameworks for AI

Our next event is on May 14th with Suzanne Kite! She will be giving a presentation entitled, Nonhuman Futures: Ethical Frameworks for AI. She will be speaking about her work on Indigenous Protocols for AI.

Kite aka Suzanne Kite is an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, and composer raised in Southern California, with a BFA from CalArts in music composition, an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School, and is a PhD student at Concordia University and Research Assistant for the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. Her research is concerned with contemporary Lakota epistemologies through research-creation, computational media, and performance practice. Recently, Kite has been developing a body interface for movement performances, carbon fiber sculptures, immersive video & sound installations, as well as co-running the experimental electronic imprint, Unheard Records. For more information on her work:

Good News!

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has awarded us the Connection Grant for the speaker series on Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies!

This large grant will enable us to bring so many fantastic speakers for the rest of 2019!!!

Kristen Hogan on Feminist Bookstores on March 15 and 16

Kristen Hogan, author of "The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability," will be speaking about her work at McGill University on March 15th at 4 PM and at Montreal's feminist bookstore, L'Euguélionne on March 16th .

Kristen Hogan is the Barnard Library and Academic Information SystemsDirector for Collections Strategy and Library Operations. At the University of Texas, she served as the English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies Librarian, the Associate Director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, and most recently as the Education Coordinator of the Gender and Sexuality Center. She has also worked in feminist bookstores, including as book buyer and co-manager of the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, a racial justice-based and trans affirming feminist bookstore. Kristen loves to learn about, discuss, and work toward racial justice-based queer feminism in everyday life. Her book, The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Ant…

Shawn Newman Lecture on Feb 25

On Monday February 25 at McGill University, Dr. Shawn Newman will give a lecture about his role as both Managing Editor of Public and a Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellow. The basis of this talk will be his current research project, "Publishing Dis/ability and Public Access," in which he is investigating the ways that academic journals can re-design digital publications to centralize accessibility technologies, and why this is imperative for organizations that focus on visual cultures. The talk will also discuss the need to anticipate our readerships' needs instead of merely react to them.
Details here:

Shawn Newman received his PhD in Cultural Studies from Queen's University. His research projects have included: reconciliation project in ballet; racialized and racializing spectatorship in both artistic and activist spaces; shifting arts funding models that continue to reinforce dominant Eurocentric aesthetic practices and va…

Astra Taylor Lecture on January 23

On January 23rd at 1 PM at McGill University, The Feminist and Accessible Publishing, Communications, and Technologies Practices Speaker and Workshop Series is pleased to introduce our first speaker in the series. Click here for more details.

Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, and political organizer. She is the directory of the philosophical documentaries “What Is Democracy?” (TIFF 2018), “Examined Life” (TIFF 2008) and Zizek! (TIFF 2005); the author of the American Book Award Winner, “The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Cultures in the Digital Age; and a co-founder of the Debt Collective. She has written for The New York times, The London Review of Books, The Guardian, The Walrus, The Baffler, n+1, and many other outlets. Her new book, Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone, will be out from Metropolitan Books in early 2019.

Astra Taylor will be talking about how new technologies frequently presented as offering solutions to the problems of traditional …