In Uncategorized on February 18, 2009 at 7:44 pm
Barbara Meadowcroft will give a talk on Gwethalyn Graham (1913-65): A Liberated Woman in a Conventional Age
Place: Westmount Library
4574 Sherbooke St West
Time: Wednesday February 25
Gwethalyn Graham was a passionate, socially engaged, and seriously underrated Canadian writer. Her masterpiece Earth and High Heaven is a romance between a Protestant girl and a Jewish man, which subtly reveals the anti-Semitism in war time Montreal. It was an unexpected bestseller in 1944 and was reprinted to great acclaim in 2005. Gwethalyn, who spent her life fighting for tolerance and racial equality, was passionate about Montreal, her adopted city, and the rights of the Québécois.
Barbara Meadowcroft holds a PhD in Canadian Literature from McGill University. Since 1988 she has been a research associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute of Concordia. University. She is the author of Painting Friends: The Beaver Hall Women Painters (1999).
In Uncategorized on February 16, 2009 at 3:06 pm
Friday, March 13th 2009
The Simone de Beauvoir Institute
2170 Bishop st. (metro Guy)
“Feminism and Multiculturalism in Quebec – an/Other perspective”
Dolores Chew is an historian and teacher. She is a Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Chair of the Liberal & Creative Arts Department, Marianopolis College , and a founding member of the South Asian Women’s Community Centre (SAWCC) in Montréal. She will narrate lessons learned from experiences of organizing and the struggle to claim space, legitimacy and challenge dominant constructs of multiculturalism.
In Uncategorized on February 9, 2009 at 7:01 pm
For more information:
About the film
514-848-2424 x 2373
y_amor (at) alcor (dot) concordia (dot) ca
In Uncategorized on February 9, 2009 at 4:07 pm
We would like to thank the panelists, the organizers and the public for the amazing event we had at the Atwater Library !!!
In Uncategorized on February 4, 2009 at 4:18 pm
Blacks in Montreal 1628 – 1986: An Urban Demography was the first demography to explore Montreal’s Black diversity. This work reveals the 400 years of black mobility across the island of Montreal. It examines the impact of Canadian discrimination, skewed immigration, job market segmentation, and housing exclusion, which fueled the socio-economic disadvantage that continues to reverberate through-out Quebec society. In 2006, Dorothy Williams established Blacbiblio.com, specifically to create a comprehensive on-line bibliography record of the historical presence of Blacks in Canada.
For more information on the event contact: Yasmine Amor, events Coordinator, 514-848-2424 x 2373
In Uncategorized on February 2, 2009 at 7:05 pm
Mark your Calendars – Two movies will be screened as part of the Eastern Women class in the Women’s Studies program at Concordia University. Concordia Students will have the opportunity to attend the two following movies:
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
For more information contact:
Events Coordinator, 514-848-2424 x 2373