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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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The Commodification of Trans-of-Colour Memorialization

On the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) 2019, the President's Equity Taskforce invites you to join guest speakers Dr. Nael Bhanji, Assistant Professor, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, Trent University, and Kusha Dadui, Youth Resource Worker, Supporting Our Youth, Sherbourne Health. They will present two short talks about their research, followed by an informal conversation about TDOR and its intersections with anti-Black-racism, transmisogyny and Islamophobia.

Key questions for discussion:  

  • Which trans bodies are deemed to be deserving of state-sponsored protection and rights and, conversely, which are deemed disposable?
  • What are the barriers faced by trans-of-colour refugees in Canada?
  • How can we nurture a politics of resistance that interrogates Canadian exceptionalism?

When: Wednesday, November 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 61 Charles Street Building, second floor

To learn more or RSVP, contact Tara Ashley, Finance and Administrative Officer, Human Resources, at ext. 2074.