Catalyst Centre, EV building, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus 1065 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
- March 9, 2023 - 2 – 4 pm
Jesse Wente - Decolonization: Moving past allyship
Co-presented with the University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Student Life Programs, Doris McCarthy Gallery and the Department of Arts, Culture and Media.
Please join us for a talk by Jesse Wente, and hear him bring his best-selling book, "Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance" to life. Although most of us are familiar with the term truth and reconciliation, have you stopped to think about the role that we can play in its progress? Join us for an in-person talk by Jesse Wente. Through the use of storytelling about his experiences and family history, Jesse will bring to light the current state of Indigenous-settler relations in Canada, and the actions and commitments that can move us past allyship towards accomplishing meaningful relationship-building and institutional change.
A self-described 'Ojibwe dude' with a national and international lens, Jesse encourages audiences to consider diversity and inclusion into the future view of their organization, industry and country. Jesse Wente has appeared on CBC Radio's Metro Morning as a film and pop culture critic for 20 years. He's currently Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts. He previously served as Director of Film Programmes at TIFF Bell Lightbox, where he oversaw theatrical, Cinematheque and Film Circuit programming.
This talk is free and open to the public, all are welcome.
U of T students, staff and faulty should register through CLNx rather than Eventbrite. See https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/jesse-wente-decolonization-moving-past-allyship for more details.
This event is co-presented with the University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Student Life Programs, Doris McCarthy Gallery and the Department of Arts, Culture and Media.
Photo credit: Luis Mora