Protests and Pedagogy:The legacies of Caribbean student resistance and the Sir George Williams Affair, Montreal 1969

February 8, 2019 - 9:00am to February 9, 2019 - 5:00pm [AST -04:00]
Event Location:
Concordia University
1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O
Montreal, QC QC H3G 1M8

This conference and event series commemorates the 50th anniversary of the “Sir George Williams Affair” as a lens to reflect upon the unfinished business of decolonization and its relationship to questions of pedagogy, institutional life and culture and ongoing discussions about race and racism. We seek to remember this historical moment and its questions of decolonization and pedagogy as ones which remain urgent in higher education around the world. We also acknowledge the long history of student protests in various institutions across the Third World and the Global North, but in particular we draw connections between this event, and the “Rodney Riots” in Jamaica, 1968 and Trinidad’s Black Power Revolution in 1970.

Proposed themes include; Pedagogy, Race, and Resistance, Student Activism, Black Intellectual Traditions just to name a few. 

This conference and event series will take place from January 29th to February 11th, 2019. has more information.