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To Protest for Black Life During the Pandemic: Resistance and Freedom in a Settler State

This talk invites participants to engage in a conversation with the author on her recent article that explores qualities of protest for Black life during the early pandemic in Canada. Drawing on Black Studies, especially Black feminisms, the article (which will be presented) suggests that the protests for Black life both resisted Canadian laws and exceeded state jurisdiction in transitory moments of freedom. Forms of protest included taking back the streets, practicing an ethic of care, and calling for abolition, each of which opposed dominance and was momentarily freeing. The protests also gestured toward redress for Black dispossession, however incomplete. 

Sarah Riley Case