Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.
About the Book: We Interrupt This Program tells the story of how Indigenous people are using media tactics or interventions in public testimonials, art, film, television, and journalism to disrupt Canada’s national narratives and rewrite them from Indigenous perspectives. These expressions of Indigenous agency have the power to effect change from within Canadian institutions and through established mediums. The tactics are also sparking new forms of political and cultural expression in Indigenous communities and among Indigenous youth.
About the Author: Miranda Brady is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies and John Kelly is an Adjunct Research Professor in Journalism. They are co-directors of Carleton’s Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language, and Education (CIRCLE).
Miranda and John will be joined by Deborah Pelletier, Librarian, Library and Archives Canada; and Carol Payne, Associate Professor, Carleton University for a short panel Q&A.
This event is part of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival.