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A Symposium on the Histories of Housing Discrimination

Fri February 23, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0

The histories and geographies of housing discrimination in Canada is not well known and is understudied. Human Rights Commission Reports between 1961-1977 indicate the prevalence of this issue; and are only what Frances Henry calls ‘the tip of the iceberg’ as most instances of housing discrimination are not reported. Housing discrimination has material consequences for marginalized Canadians. Social Media groups such as ‘Renting While Black’ demonstrate the contemporary continuity of this problem. The current housing crisis and the differential treatment of African and Black Carribean refugees is a recent publicized emblem of Anti-Black housing discrimination This event will be interdisciplinary and intercollegiate conversation centering this very important issue. I have reached out to experts in the field to present their findings and aspire to have these papers published in an edited collection. Ongoing discussion about the state of housing as it pertains to persons of African descent are well placed for this contemporary moment. While much conversation had focused on local contexts, more meaningful discussions that consider the interconnected nature of Anti – Blackness and housing discrimination would help to contextualize its history and effect on the quality of life for Black Canadians.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kendra Boyd (Department of History Rutgers University)- expertise on Slum Clearance and Housing Discrimination in Detroit.

For information and questions, visit the event webpage or contact Catherine Grant-Wata at cm.grant@mail.utoronto.ca

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Natalie Zemon Davis Conference Room
Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George St.
Toronto, ON Canada
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Fri February 23, 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0
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