Representation Matters - Thinking About Racism in Canada

Date:
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Campus:
Online

Global Friday Presents
Co-sponsored with Inspiring Women Among Us (IWAU)
Junie Désil
Poet & Speaker

ABSTRACT:  Junie Désil is a poet. Born of immigrant (Haitian) parents on the Traditional Territories of the Kanien’kehá:ka in the island known as Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), raised in Treaty 1 Territory (Winnipeg). Junie has performed at various literary events and festivals. Her work has appeared in Room Magazine, PRISM International, The Capilano Review, CV2,  G U E S T: A Journal of Guest Editors, and,Capitalism Nature Socialism. A recovering academic, a UBC alumnus, and most recently a participant to Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio, Junie currently works in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, on the unceded and Ancestral Lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh) Junie's debut poetry collection Eat Salt|Gaze at the Ocean (TalonBooks, 2020) is out now.

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