“But, where are you really from?”

Conference Highlights, Keynote Speakers, Panels and Plenary

Dr. Debra Thompson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Racial Inequality in Democratic Societies, McGill University

The Canadian Sociological Association’s Black Caucus is pleased to host a keynote address by Dr. Debra Thompson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Racial Inequality in Democratic Societies at McGill University. Using the analytical insights of Black political thought and the hard lessons learned from a decade of moving back and forth across the Canada/US border, Debra Thompson explores the boundaries of racial belonging, considers the peculiar nuances of racism in Canada and the United States, revels in the resilience of freedom dreams that link and inspire Black people across national borders, and, ultimately asks what it means to be in a place, but not of that place.

Simultaneous translation in French will be available.

Moderator: Dr. Natalie Delia Deckard, University of Windsor

Organizers: Julius Haag, University of Toronto, Alana Butler, Queen's University, Natalie Delia Deckard, University of Windsor, Oceane Jasor, Concordia University, Johanne Jean-Pierre, Toronto Metropolitan University