2 March 2010

Speakers: Natalie Kouri-Towe, Saron Ghebressellassie and Ilaria Giglioli

Carleton University, Mackenzie Engineering Building 3235

Natalie Kouri-Towe is a doctoral student in the department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, OISE and the Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies. Her research examines queer anti-war and anti-occupation activism and the politics of solidarity. She is also a member of the Toronto-based group, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid and has been involved with various campus-based and grassroots activist movements over the past 10 years in both Montreal and Toronto.

Saron Ghebressellassie is a doctoral candidate at York University where she teaches in the department of humanities and is a proud member of CUPE3903. She is pursuing law school this September to specialize in the study of international law. Saron's been active in Palestine solidarity work and Black youth activism on three Toronto campuses, and is presently increasing involvement with the Eritrean community. Saron is the recipient of the African-Canadian Women's Achievement Award, was named the YWCA 2007 Young Woman of Distinction and was selected for Chatelaine Magazine's "Top 80 Women to Watch" feature.

Ilaria Giglioli has recently completed a Masters degree in Geography from the University of Toronto, where her research focused on water politics and territory in Palestine. She has worked on water vulnerability mapping for the Palestinian research institute ARIJ, and is a long-time Palestine solidarity activist in Canada and abroad.

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