The Right to Be: Activist Geographies against oppression

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Studio 4, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Audrey Kobayashi
Chairs: Sarah De Leeuw


This session will bring together activist geographers who have worked alongside community organizers on projects mobilized to overcome oppression in cities. We especially focus on the effects of neoliberal governing agendas, the impact of developers and gentrifiers, and the conditions faced by the homeless and precariouosly housed. The papers offer insight on creative means to overcome oppression, from fact finding to street demonstrations, to art and poetry as expressions of protest.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Audrey Kobayashi*, Queen's University, Rory Hearne, National University of Ireland, Maynouth, "The Right to Change": Scholar Activists and the Occupation of Apollo House, Dublin 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Jeffrey Masuda*, Queen's University, Audrey Kobayashi, Queen's University, Sarah De Leeuw, University of Northern British Columbia, Nick Blomley, Simon Fraser University, The Right to Remain in situ – Putting “creative” methodologies to work in anti-dispossession community organizing in Vancouver’s Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Hotels 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Mark Boyle*, , Public Policy, Activism, and the City 20 8:40 AM
Introduction Sarah De Leeuw University of Northern British Columbia 10 9:00 AM
Presenter Liam Fox*, Simon Fraser University, Connecting the dots: Scale-jumping and coalition building in anti-colonial activism 20 9:10 AM

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