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Claim the vote, claim the country: On the question of 2020 US elections and the commons

Amidst the global pandemic and nationwide protests over police brutality and recism, the US is holding its elections. This presentation will examine how the US political system functions, in particular systemic voter suppression against People of colour, the poor and women voters - and critical contestations by different populations to claim the vote.

 

The presenters will also reflect on the US presidential election, its implication for Canada and the world, and conceptions of democracy and the commons in the United Statesand beyond.

 

November 4th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Teen dating during the pandemic

Learn about the strategies young people are using to connect, fall in love and stay safe as they navigate this new world of dating during a pandemic. By learning more about how teens are managing risk and danger today, they will be set up for success during less stressful periods tomorrow.

 

Presentedby Dr. Sarah Flicker, Professor, Environmental Arts & Justice Coordinator, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change and York Research Chair in Community Based Participatory Research.

 

October 28th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Tattoos and trauma: Why we commemorate

Using photos of tattoos and their accompanying narratives, Dr, Deborah Davidson will show how tattoos can help their bearers to reclaim and reframe trauma, demonstrating resilience as the victim becomes the victor.

 

Dr, Deborah Davidson is an Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of LA&PS and the author of The Tattoo Project.

 

October 14th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Acute discrimination and the Asian-white mental health gap during COVID-19

Fear, stress and depression are common experiences during public health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to a spike in anti-Asian hate crimes, data collected show acute discrimination explains a large share of the CIVID-19 related mental health gap in this population.

Presented by Dr. Cary Wu, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of LA&PS

 

Register through York University at https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qHs5xoS8Sd24ZqebppLtLA

October 21st, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Indigenous Nationhood in the Age of COVID-19

Professor Sean Hillier will explore how Indigenous Nations/communities have demonstrated instances of imposition of boundaries, organizing as a political body and acting as a nation on behalf of Indigenous goals. The results show specific trends in the process of Indigenous assertion of nationhood during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

October 7th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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