Making Sense of the World

How do we navigate this new world? From September 28 to October 2, 2020, Making Sense of the World Week features daily events focused on how we are entering back into a "new normal" amid the global COVID pandemic. Open to all students. You can register for individual sessions, or participate in them all! See our events below:

Global Careers Edition 

 
Date: September 28, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST 
Location: Virtual via Zoom 

In these trying times between COVID-19, the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, Indigenous sovereignty movements, growing disparity between socio-economic classes and the exacerbation of global and local inequities in the context of COVID-19 ? it is increasingly challenging to make sense of the world as global citizens. Join us as we create space for dialogue in learning how to consider and tackle these mounting challenges from the lens of practitioners, leaders and community experts.


 

First Year Reads: Reflections & Discussions on New Beginnings

 
Date: September 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST 
Location: Virtual via Zoom 

In this event, we will share our thoughts and responses to the selected works from our First Year Reads list. You are invited to read as much as you like or to read at least 1 story from one of the readings list. In this event, we will divide into groups based on the readings, where we will discuss the recommended stories. The First Year Reads are available for free and virtually through the UTSC Library.

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Orange Shirt Day

 
Date: September 30, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST 
Location: Virtual via Zoom 

In the spirit of reconciliation, join us in solidarity as we celebrate Orange Shirt Day at U of T. Understanding and acknowledging our shared history is a vital part of working towards reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day is a day we remember and honour the thousands of Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and to learn more about the history of those schools. Join us across campus as we wear an orange article of clothing to show solidarity with all of those impacted by the legacy of residential schools. 

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Beyoncé, Blackness and Black is King 

 
Date: October 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST 
Location: Virtual via Zoom 

Beyoncé is an icon, a symbol and a powerhouse: a musician, a business mogul, a feminist, a mother, and a brand whose cultural representation extends beyond her superstar status. Upon the release of her iconic film - Black is King, Beyonce continues to make a statement about what it means to be a Black women in America. Her new film, Black is King was released at a time when the Black Lives Matter movement continues to advocate and protest the brutal murder and violence towards Black men, women and children in North America and the world. With this film - an extension of Beyonce's interpretation of local and global Blackness, what does she say and represent?

 

Technology that Changes the World 

 
Date: October 2, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST 
Location: Virtual via Zoom 

In these trying times between the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, Indigenous sovereignty movements, growing disparity between socio-economic classes and the exacerbation of global and local inequities in the context of COVID-19 ? it is increasingly challenging to make sense of the world as global citizens. The hope for this talk is to create space for dialogue and inspiration in learning how to tackle these mounting challenges in the world of technology and aritificial intellignce while keeping social change at forefront!