EPS Graduate Research Conference Special Session "The Fire Next Door: The 1967 Detroit Uprising in the Canadian Imagination"

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Friday, January 27th, 2017

Friday, January 27, 20173:30PM - 6:30PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West
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This talk will take place in a special session during the R.F. Harney 10th Annual Graduate Research Conference in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies (January 26-27, 2017), featuring Harney Program alumni Wendell Adjetey. The presentation aims to illuminate Canadians’ perceptions and fears of U.S. racial violence.

Speaker’s bio:
Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey is a doctoral candidate in the Departments of History and African American Studies at Yale University, where he holds numerous awards and prizes, including the Falk Foundation, Felix G. Evangelist, and Douglass R. Bomeisler Fellowships. He is writing a dissertation on twentieth-century black activism and freedom linkages between Canada and the United States. Wendell is a Trudeau Scholar and a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Toronto.

Reception to follow in the Library.


Momo Podolsky


Wendell Adjetey
Doctoral Candidate, History and African American Studies, Yale University

Prof. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah
Sociology, University of Toronto

Prof. Ian Radforth
History, University of Toronto


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