Art Creates Change: The Kym Pruesse Speakers Series - Rehearsals For Living

Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson authors of Rehearsals for Living

in conversation with Suzanne Morrissette and Alia Fortune Weston

OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street

Friday, January 27, 7pm. Reception to follow

Through a format of deep relational reciprocity and mutual care, Robyn and Leanne weave a conversation across Indigenous and Black experiences, unfurling parallel apocalyptic histories, and offering possibilities for building an abolitionist world renewed.

Co-hosted with: Relationships, Reciprocity, Exchange Collective; Indigenous Visual Culture (INVC); CREATIVE WRITING, Faculty of Arts and Science

ROBYN MAYNARD is an author and scholar based in Toronto, where she holds the position of Assistant Professor of Black Feminisms in Canada at the University of Toronto-Scarborough in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies. She is the author of Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present (Fernwood 2017), a national bestseller.

LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer, musician, and member of Alderville First Nation. She is the author of seven books, including the recent non-fiction A Short History of the Blockade, and the acclaimed novel Noopiming: A Cure for White Ladies.