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Archives and reconciliation: Nov. 1

 The Archive and Reconciliation: Re-Membering the Residential Schools Experience

A One Day Symposium to be held at the University of Manitoba

Saturday, November 1, 2014

It  is  with  great  pleasure  that  the  Robert  and  Elizabeth  Knight  Distinguished  Visiting  Lecture  Steering Committee of the University of Manitoba invites submissions from across the disciplines for a one day symposium  on  the archive of survivor narratives  and  other evidence about  Canada’s  Residential  Schools gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the Knight Lecture. The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, who chaired the TRC, has been selected as the Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Lecturer for 2014.

The first phase of the Commission’s historic task has resulted in creating an archive of narratives and other documents which will be placed for preservation and study with the University of Manitoba. The next phase of this important project is to begin to consider how scholars, writers, artists, teachers and communities might engage with this material, to understand its deep, historical significance, and to help renew the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.

A conference website will be available (and linked to the St. Paul's website) by summer 2014.

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The Archive and Reconciliation: Re-Membering the Residential Schools Experience
c/o Dr. Moti Shojania
Dean of Studies St. Paul’s College University of Manitoba
70 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6204.474.8575

 
Atrocity photo exhibit: Ends Oct. 31

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Myths about sexual violence: June 23

Students present their 'Public Service Announcement' that challenge myths and misconceptions about sexual violence

Date: Monday, June 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Location: Room 303 Tier Building, University of Manitoba

Special presentation by the students enrolled in the Sociology course "Women, Crime and Social Justice" at the University of Manitoba this spring. One of the course requirements has small groups of students developing 'Public Service Announcements' that challenge myths and misconceptions about sexual violence. Only a very small proportion of sexual assaults are reported to police, at least in part, because these ideas are woven into the cultural fabric of society and discourage disclosure. Last fall, several Canadian universities attracted national attention because of inappropriate 'frosh' week activities in which students, young women among them, were found to be shouting chants that suggested sexual violence is excusable, if not permissible. This assignment, in the spirit of innovation as an educator, affords students an opportunity not only to take what they learn outside the classroom but to be proactive in challenging 'rape culture'. It is our hope that the messages created in this course work will find their way into public spaces on the campuses of the University of Manitoba in the upcoming year.

Please plan to attend a special presentation of their work. If you have any questions and/or to RSVP, please contact:
Prof. Mary-Anne Kandrack
Department of Sociology
University of Manitoba
204-474-9665
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Dr. Pam Perkins

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Despite a climate that said women had no place in the literary world, many women writers in 19th century Scotland resisted this pressure and created their own professional roles. Dr. Pam Perkins (English, U of M) studies the ways these women overcame such pressure by examining how their social power was created and contested, and how they made themselves heard. 

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Dr. Michael Moffatt

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Dr. Moffatt spent two years as a general practitioner in Fort Rae, NWT, where he developed a lifelong passion for northern and Indigenous health issues. He moved to Manitoba in 1983 and has since practiced pediatrics. Moffatt has also held positions as director of the J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit and head of Community Health Sciences, where he remains a professor.

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