Institute of African Studies - Carleton University

January 29 2016


African Studies Newsletter

Event @ Carleton: “History, memory and refugee resettlement”


  • When: February 24, 2016
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Location: Paterson Hall
  • Room: 433 (History Lounge)
  • Cost: Free
  • Intended Audience: Anyone
  • Event contact: Institute of African Studies
  • Email contact:
  • Phone contact: 613-520-2600 x 2220

The Institute of African Studies presents a Brownbag Seminar talk entitled “History, memory and refugee resettlement” with Andriata Chironda, PhD candidate, Department of History, Carleton University

Network of Black Business & Professional Women:The screening of “9th Floor”

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Main Branch, Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St.
Network of Black Business & Professional Women presents: The screening of “9th Floor” ” A National Film Board production about the Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) infamous Black Students’ riot against racism on the 9th floor of the Hall Building in downtown Montreal. Made even more relevant today in light of recent student anti-racism protests in the United States. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring special guest Senator Ann Cools – who took part in the protest – and local student leaders. Cover charge (if applicable): Free will donation.
More info: Irene Mlambo VP Events Planning, NB2PW; 613 712-0700,
Website address (if applicable)

Children’s Stories in the Diaspora

Sunday,  February 7, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Ottawa Public Library, Nepean Centrepointe Branch, Children’s Program Room, 101 Centrepointe Drive

Listen to readers from the black community share children’s stories written by black authors from the diaspora. Books from the library will be on display and a local bookseller will have books for sale on site. All are welcome to attend this family event. A partnership between the Ottawa Public Library and Black History Ottawa. Free Admission.

Vernissage: THE FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN: Exhibition

Friday, February 5, 2016
SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9
Vernissage: THE FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN: Exhibition presented by the Embassy of the United States,
Ottawa, in collaboration with Galerie SAW Gallery. Artists : Al Black, Ellis Buckner, George Buckner, Mary Ann Carroll, Johnny Daniels, Willie Daniels, James Gibson, Alfred Hair, R.A. Roy McLendon, Harold Newton, Lemuel
Newton, Sam Newton + Livingston Roberts (Fort Pierce, USA). Commissioned works by Pierre Lachance (Montréal), Tyler Reekie (Ottawa) + Peter Shmelzer (Ottawa). Curator  Guy Bérubé, Director: LPM Projects (Ottawa). Music by DJ Chris Jabbour (Ottawa). Free admission to the exhibition and related events. The exhibition runs from Feb. 5-29, 2016. More info: Phone:(613) 236-6181
ABOUT THE ARTISTS: The Florida Highwaymen were a group of 26 African-American landscape painters that formed during the 1950s in Fort Pierce, Florida. Their careers took shape in a time and place where pursuing a career as an artist presented an alternative to working in citrus groves and labor camps. Denied access to private galleries due to segregation, the Highwaymen made a living selling their work door to door and from their cars along Florida’s eastern coastal roads A1A and US 1. Mary Ann Carroll, the only female artist in the
group, will travel to Ottawa for the opening of the exhibition and will participate in a series of public events discussing her life, art, and experiences as a member of the group. In 2011, Mrs. Carroll travelled to
Washington, D.C., and presented one of her works to First Lady Michelle Obama.

L’Événement à UQAM: Les travailleurs migrants dans l’industrie minière : regards sur l’Afrique, l’Amérique du Sud et l’Océanie – Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en développement international et société

Les travailleurs migrants dans l’industrie minière : regards sur l’Afrique, l’Amérique du Sud et l’Océanie
Date  : Jeudi 4 février à 12h30
Lieu : A-1715, Pavillon Hubert-Aquin, 400 rue Ste-Catherine Est, UQAM, Métro Berri-UQAM

Cette conférence présentera les résultats du rapport préparé pour l’Organisation internationale du Travail (OIT) International migrant workers in the mining sector dont la publication est à venir. Il sera d’abord question des caractéristiques de l’industrie minière et de leur impact sur les besoins de main-d’œuvre ainsi que des différentes formes de migration induites par le développement de ce secteur économique. Afin d’illustrer la complexité et la diversité des liens entre la migration de travail et l’industrie minière, 6 études de cas seront approfondies : l’Australie, le Mali, la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée / la Nouvelle-Calédonie, ainsi que la Zambie et le Chili. La conférence conclura en énonçant une série de recommandations pour mieux appréhender les migrations de travail dans le secteur minier et garantir la protection des droits des travailleurs migrants.
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REMINDER-Event @ Carleton:“Research, Repression, and Freedom: A conversation with David Austin”

David Austin poster

Institute of African Studies and History Watch Project Presents: “Research, Repression, and Freedom: A conversation with David Austin”

Hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood
Drawing on his award-winning book, Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal as a point of departure, this wide-ranging conversation will touch a number of subjects related to politics, race, security, prisons, incarceration and human freedom. The conversation will be facilitated by CBC’s Adrian Harewood.

About David Austin
: David Austin is the author Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal, winner of the 2014 Casa de las Americas Prize for literature in English or Creole. He is also the editor of You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James, and has produced radio documentaries on the life and work of Frantz Fanon and C.L.R. James for CBC’s flagship program, Ideas. He currently teaches in the Humanities, Philosophy and Religion Department at John Abbott College.




For more information, please contact the Dr. Audra Diptee at


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Peace Revolution’s African Youth Amani Fellowship II 2016

Deadline: 31 March 2016

Peace Revolution is seeking applications for African youth Amani Fellowship II training Programme in Thailand to enhance the ability to create peace within their family, professional and social environment which in turn enhances meaningful development within the African continent.

The fellowship offers a 2 weeks intensive training program providing participants with deeper insight on the relationship between inner peace and sustainable world peace.

The theme of the Programme is “Change Your Mind to Change the World”.

Fellowship Topics

  • Conflict resolution and the role of basic human self-discipline
  • The role of our habits in our daily life
  • The factors that determine our perception to think, act and speak; relation between body and mind
  • Leadership: Eight pillars for a stable peaceful society

Fellowship Covers

  • Full or partial sponsoring of airfare
  • Free accommodation
  • Free catering
  • Free local transportation
  • Free meditation retreat fee

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be African nationals residing in Africa.
  • Candidates should be 20-32 years old at the time of submitting the application in order to receive the airfare support.
  • Candidates must have completed 42 days of the online self-development program by April 30th . Note that in order to submit the application form, candidates do not need to have completed the online self-development program.
  • Candidates have good proficiency in written and spoken English language.
  • Candidates should be optimistic, be open-minded, show leadership potential, and have a genuine interest in peace.
  • Candidates should be aspiring or young leaders in local, national or international organizations.
  • Candidates should send a recommendation letter from their organizations or institutions.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online through the given website.

For more information, please visit Youth Amani Fellowship.

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