Last Wednesday, October 22, SFU Woodward’s hosted a panel discussion on the book, Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition, written by Glen Sean Coulthard, an assistant professor in the First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science. According to the event description, the book challenges the “now commonplace assumption that settler-colonization can be reconciled through a process of cultural recognition and accommodation.”
SFU Surrey hosted its 7th annual Diwali event at Surrey’s Crown Palace Banquet Hall on Tuesday, October 21. The event celebrated Indian culture and attempted to engage with the local South Asian community.Over 300 South Fraser business, government and community leaders, as well as SFU alumni, faculty, students, and staff attended the dinner.
A lecture by Brown University’s Rebecca Schneider on October 22 discussed contemporary performance-based art alongside Paleolithic cave art, exploring performance as a historical artifact. Schneider asked questions such as: How long is the live? How live are the dead? And why are these questions surfacing now?