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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Ward Chuchill Speaking - Sunday, September 16, 2001
Professor Ward Churchill kicks off Paths of Resistance: Global, Local
and Personal Struggles, discussion forum in Ottawa
September 16, 1:30pm, Fauteaux Hall, University of Ottawa, Faculty of
OTTAWA- Ward Churchill, author of A Little Matter of Genocide, Struggle
for the Land, Fantasies of the Master Race, and Pacifism as Pathology,
will be speaking in Ottawa on September 16th, 2001.
Ward Churchill is an enrolled Keetoowah/Cherokee, Professor of American
Indian Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a member of the
Leadership Council of Colorado AIM (American Indian Movement), and
former national spokesperson for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee.
This will be his first public appearance in Canada since he testified on
behalf of Friends of the Lubicon in the landmark Daishowa v. Friends of
the Lubicon trial in 1997.
In his talk, entitled Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss:
Globalization, Genocide and Resistance, Ward Churchill will draw on his
extensive knowledge of indigenous resistance movements, colonialism, and
the origins and practice of genocide to trace the move towards corporate
globalization back through the tradition of land grabs, exploitation and
genocide practiced against Indigenous peoples in North America. Blazing
a trail through history, culture, politics, and grassroots expressions
of resistance, Churchill will argue for an understanding of genocide
which challenges North American society to confront its own questionable
roots and the new branches that are fast expanding from them.
Churchill's talk in Ottawa will be part of "Paths of Resistence: Global,
Local and Personal Struggles" - an ongoing discussion forum exploring
different perspectives of struggle against global, local and personal
forces of oppression. Events of this forum will include speakers,
readings and discussion groups. This forum is being organized by a loose
collective of community members in collaboration with the Ontario Public
Interest Research Group [OPIRG] Carleton, aiming to create an accessible
educational experience for a diversity of Ottawa-area communities. We
are interested to inviting more individuals and groups into this
Ward Churchill will also be speaking in:
Waterloo, Ontario - September 13th
Toronto, Ontario - September 14th
Kingston, Ontario - September 15th
Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory - September 16th
Montreal, Quebec - September 17th.
This event is pay-what-you-can and childcare will be provided. The
facilities are wheelchair accessible.
For more information or if you are interested in helping out with Paths
of Resistance: Global, Local and Personal Struggles, please contact: Dan
Sawyer at 565-3776 or OPIRG-Carleton at 520-2757
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