We will continue to explore multiple ways to engage with communities, both locally and globally, during this (not-yet-over) pandemic.
Book Launches / Celebrations !
(with Another Story Bookshop)
Thursday, June 8 | Innis College Courtyard/ Cafe (UT) | 7-9 pm
Readings and Conversations with:
Otoniya J. Okot Bitek, Nedra Rodrigo, Suneela Mubayi, Geetha Sukumaran and Norah Alkharashi, with Nuzhat Abbas
* As seating is limited, please RSVP
** we invite you to mask if it gets crowded, or if we move indoors (in case of rain).
June (TBD) with Upstart & Crow (online)
Online Conversation Series May 5-26/ FRIDAYS 12-2 pm EST
trace: Unsettling Translation / river in an ocean
FRIDAY May 26: Geetha Sukumaran, Rahat Kurd & Gopika Jadeja
FRIDAY May 19: Nedra Rodrigo, Lisa Ndejuru & Norah Alkharashi
FRIDAY MAY 12: Yasmine Haj, Iryn Tushabe, Suneela Mubayi
(& Françoise Vergès)
FRIDAY May 5: Khairani Barokka and Otoniya J. Okot Bitek
Francoise Vergès joined us for May 12 session instead
trace: translating [x] celebrations/ readings for April Poetry Month
Friday 4/28 | 12-2 pm EST | ARABIC/ENGLISH:
Saturday 4/22 | 11 am-1 pm EST (online) | TAMIL/ENGLISH
Lives Lost: In Search of a New Tomorrow
Scott Neigh (Talking Radical Radio) interviews Shahrzad Mojab on her work with political prisoners and Saeed Yousef's Lives Lost: In Search of a New Tomorrow.
Spring 2020 (cancelled)
May 4-6, Abolition Convergence 2020. Toronto. Shahrzad Mojab discusses Lives Lost: In Search of a New Tomorrow in the context of global state violence, critical memorialization and ethical pedagogy.
May 28-30, Happenings Festival. 918 Bathurst, Toronto. trace book table
Saeed Yousef and Shahrzad Mojab discussed the importance of poetry and critical memory at the English and Persian book launches of Lives Lost: In Search of a New Tomorrow at the Reclaiming Justice: Memory and the Memorialization of Violence conference at Innis College, University of Toronto
October 26th, 2019 – 5.00 pm / in English
October 27th, 2019 – 2.00 pm / in Farsi