Upcoming Events @ C4E: Info & Registration

  • Wed, Jul 8, 2020
    Ethics of Black Lives Matter
    Norman Ajari & Vincent Lloyd, Black Dignity: The Moral Vocabulary of Black Lives Matter (The Ethics of Black Lives Matter)

    Join the Centre for Ethics for The Ethics of Black Lives Matter, an interdisciplinary series of online events featuring short video takes.

    Black Dignity: The Moral Vocabulary of Black Lives Matter

    The recent racial justice protests represent not only an intensification and broadening of longstanding anti-racist activism. They represent the introduction to mainstream political discourse of a new moral vocabulary, one that unequivocally centers Blackness, transforms how we understand dignity, and orients the virtues to struggle. With reference to the French and US contexts, Norman Ajari and Vincent Lloyd will discuss what is new and what is old in the moral vocabulary of today’s racial justice movements.

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel at 3pm, on Wednesday, July 8. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.) 

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    Norman Ajari
    Philosophy
    Villanova University

     

     

     

    Vincent Lloyd
    Theology and Religious Studies
    Africana Studies Program
    Villanova University

     

    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Ethics of Black Lives Matter
    Charisse Burden-Stelly & Sandy Placido, Radical Ethics and Black Lives Matter: Pan-Caribbean Perspectives on Capitalism, Imperialism, State Violence, and Antiblackness (The Ethics of Black Lives Matter)

    Join the Centre for Ethics for The Ethics of Black Lives Matter, an interdisciplinary series of online events featuring short video takes.

    Radical Ethics and Black Lives Matter: Pan-Caribbean Perspectives on Capitalism, Imperialism, State Violence, and Antiblackness

    In this conversation Drs. Charisse Burden-Stelly and Sandy Plácido offer an internationalist and pan-Caribbean perspective on the radical ethics of Black Lives Matter though an analysis of capitalism, imperialism, state violence, and antiblackness. From the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Rashard Brooks in the United States to the intensification of far-right anti-Haitian violence in the Dominican Republic to the contested elections in Guyana, profound questions are being raised about the relationship of Blackness to both domination and liberation.

    The antagonism between Black life and “law and order,” of which the brutality and
    dehumanization of policing is only one manifestation, provides insight into repression as a means of contending with constitutive lack emanating from histories of (neo-)colonialism and imperialism, capitalist exploitation and neoliberal austerity, and their rootedness in processes of racialization and regimes of antiblackness. Plácido and Burden-Stelly consider how this current iteration of uprisings and demands on the state require a disaggregation of “mass mobilization,” which is coming from both the left and the right; an interrogation of the peculiar appeal of fascist-like nationalism to populations historically subjected to imperial and colonial domination; and a consideration of the benefits and limitations of “popular front”—that is, ideologically heterogenous—demands for equality and justice. Additionally, the Professors take up the radical ethics of Black lives matter as a heuristic to interrogate state power as a function of ruling class interests, on the one hand, and the potential for people’s power to enact meaningful change, on the other hand.

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel at 3pm, on Monday, July 13. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.) 

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    Charisse Burden-Stelly
    Africana Studies & Political Science
    Carleton College

     

     

     

    Sandy Placido
    History
    Queens College, City University of New York

    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    Ethics of Black Lives Matter
    Robyn Maynard TBA (The Ethics of Black Lives Matter)

    Join the Centre for Ethics for The Ethics of Black Lives Matter, an interdisciplinary series of online events featuring short video takes.

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel at 3pm, on Tuesday, July 14. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.) 

    Robyn Maynard
    Women & Gender Studies Institute
    University of Toronto

    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020
    Ethics of Black Lives Matter
    Daniel Loick & Vanessa E. Thompson, Breathing and Unbreathing: The Chokeholds of Racism (The Ethics of Black Lives Matter)

    Join the Centre for Ethics for The Ethics of Black Lives Matter, an interdisciplinary series of online events featuring short video takes.

    Breathing and Unbreathing: The Chokeholds of Racism

    The recent murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade have sparked resistance against policing and carcerality as articulations of racial gendered capitalism globally. Black, brown and migrant communities are protesting and trace the transnational connections and historical continuities of present murderous institutions such as the police, in their respective contexts and show that these protests are not only about the US. The systemic killings of black people in these various contexts present the most repressive and deadly function of policing. This is however only one part of the problem. The repression and oppression of black, brown and migrant folks is inextricably linked to the empowerment and normalization of dominant segments of the population.

    In this input, we discuss the differential functionality of policing and how it plays out in the field of subjectivation and identification. We explore the condition of unbreathing for some (and inherent to the policing of blackness and race) in relationship to the breathability of others by drawing on accounts of the policing of black lives, black radical, feminist and critical social theory. Finally, we propose a subjective and collective dis-dentification with the police as a precondition for a world in which we all can breathe.

    This conversation will take place in German language.


    Atmen und Erstickenlassen: Die Würgegriffe des Rassismus

    Die Morde an George Floyd, Breonna Taylor und Tony McDade haben einen weltweiten Widerstand gegen das System des Polizierens und Einsperrens als Ausdruck eines rassifizierten und vergeschlechtlichten Kapitalismus ausgelöst. Der Protest Schwarzer und migrantischer Communities verweist in seinen jeweiligen Kontexten auf die transnationalen Verbindungen und historischen Kontinuitäten der gegenwärtigen Gewaltinstitutionen wie der Polizei. Dieser Protest ist somit nicht allein auf die USA bezogen. Die systematische Tötung Schwarzer Menschen in diesen verschiedenen Kontexten sind der tödlichste und repressivste Ausdruck des Polizierens. Sie sind aber nur die eine Seite der polizeilichen Logik. Die Unterdrückung von Menschen of Color ist untrennbar verknüpft mit der Ermächtigung und Normalisierung dominanter Teile der Bevölkerung.

    In diesem Input diskutieren wir die differentielle Funktionsweise der Polizei und ihre Auswirkungen auf die Subjektivierung und Identifizierung. Wir wollen den Ursachen dessen nachgehen, dass einigen die Luft zum Atmen genommen wird (ein Effekt, der dem Polizieren Schwarzer Menschen inhärent ist), während andere frei atmen können. Dafür konsultieren wir einige radikale Schwarze Ansätze sowie feministische und kritische Gesellschaftstheorien. Wir schlagen schließlich eine subjektive und kollektive Des-Identifikation mit der Polizei als Vorbedingung einer Welt vor, in der wir alle atmen können.

    Das Gespräch findet in deutscher Sprache statt.

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel at 10am EDT (= 4pm CET), on Wednesday, July 15. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.) 

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    Daniel Loick is associate professor of Political and Social Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam

     

     

     

    Vanessa E. Thompson is postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt

     

     

     

    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Thu, Sep 17, 2020
    Critical Race Studies
    I. Bennett Capers (Critical Race Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives)

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel on Thursday, September 17. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    I. Bennett Capers
    Brooklyn Law School

     

    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Mon, Sep 21, 2020
    Perspectives on Ethics
    Sally Haslanger (Perspectives on Ethics)

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel on Monday, September 5. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    Sally Haslanger
    Philosophy
    MIT

    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Tue, Sep 22, 2020
    Ethics of AI in Context
    Alex Hanna (Ethics of AI in Context)

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel on Tuesday, September 22. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    Alex Hanna
    ML Fairness
    Google

    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Thu, Oct 1, 2020
    Critical Race Studies
    Christine Yao (Critical Race Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives)

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel on Thursday, October 1. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    Christine Yao
    University College London
    English

     

    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Mon, Oct 5, 2020
    Perspectives on Ethics
    Sophie Grace Chappell (Perspectives on Ethics)

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel on Monday, October 5. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    Sophie Grace Chappell
    Philosophy
    Open University

    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Thu, Oct 22, 2020
    Critical Race Studies
    Eddie Bruce-Jones (Critical Race Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives)

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel on Thursday, October 22. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    Eddie Bruce-Jones
    Birkbeck, University College London
    Law

    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Tue, Oct 27, 2020
    Ethics of AI in Context
    Karina Vold (Ethics of AI in Context)

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel on Tuesday, October 27. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    Karina Vold
    Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.
    University of Toronto

    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Thu, Nov 5, 2020
    Critical Race Studies
    Veena Dubal (Critical Race Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives)

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel on Thursday, November 5. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    Veena Dubal
    Hastings Law School

    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Thu, Nov 12, 2020
    Critical Race Studies
    Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò (Critical Race Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives)

    This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel on Thursday, November 12. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò
    Georgetown University
    Philosophy

     

    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

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