Workshop 2021

Remembering and Memorializing Violence: Transnational Feminist Dialogues

June, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Remembering and Memorializing Violence: Transnational Feminist Dialogues project will host a workshop for selected participants in Toronto, Canada in June 2021. The workshop will offer participants an opportunity to present and receive feedback on their current research projects, and to engage in critical conversations about what a transnational feminist lens may have to offer memory and memorialization studies. Conversely, we will ask what the lens of remembrance and memorialization may reveal about our transnational feminist investments, scholarly and otherwise.

While the workshop panels are closed to facilitate in-depth discussion, findings from this workshop will be published in an edited volume, with an anticipated publication in 2022. However, as part of this workshop, we are pleased to offer a public presentation of Honor Ford-Smith’s “Song for the Beloved.”

“Song for the Beloved”

June, 2021

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

“Song for the Beloved” is an immersive, interactive performance by Director and Professor Honor Ford-Smith that honours those who have died from violence in Kingston, Jamaica. It links experience of violence in Jamaica to other forms of violence in communities around the world. Through visual arts and performance, participants negotiate contested memories across differences as an act of re-creating and repairing the past in the present.

Registration Details Available Soon.

For more information, email: memorializingviolence@gmail.com

Past Conferences

Reclaiming Justice: Memory and Memorialization of Violence

In October 2019, the Remembering and Memorializing Violence: Transnational Feminist Dialogues project co-sponsored an international conference at the University of Toronto with Equity Studies at New College, University of Toronto and the Decolonization, Social Movements and Performance in the Caribbean and Canada: 1968-1988 workshop at York University. The conference allowed scholars, artists and activists to dialogue about critical transnational feminist theoretical engagements with memory and memorialization, highlighting the legacies and continuities of colonialism.