Jesse Wente | Decolonization: Moving past allyship

Jesse Wente

Date and time: Thursday, March 9th, 2023, 2:00-4:00pm 

Location: Catalyst Centre, EV building, UTSC

Free and open to the UTSC community and public

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Light refreshment will be served


Please join us for a talk by Jesse Wente, and hear him bring his best-selling book, "Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance" to life. Although most of us are familiar with the term truth and reconciliation, we rarely stop to think about the role that we can play in its progress. Through the use of storytelling about his experiences and family history, Jesse Wente will bring to light the current state of Indigenous-settler relations in Canada, and the actions and commitments that can move us past allyship towards accomplishing meaningful relationship-building and institutional change.


A self-described ‘Ojibwe dude’ with a national and international lens, Jesse Wente encourages audiences to consider diversity and inclusion into the future view of their organization, industry and country. Jesse Wente has appeared on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning as film and pop culture critic for 20 years. He’s currently Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts.  He previously served as Director of Film Programmes, at TIFF Bell Lightbox, where he oversaw theatrical, Cinematheque and Film Circuit programming.


This event is co-presented with the University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Student Life Programs, Doris McCarthy Gallery and the Department of Arts, Culture and Media.