Ed Soja to speak at QPIRG Concordia

7 Aug
Infosession and Panel Discussion on Spatial Justice in Montreal
Wednesday August 8th at 4pm. GRIP - QPIRG Concordia 
1455 de Maisonneuve W, 2nd floor
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
What is the Right to the City? What is Urban Spatial Justice and what are the most pressing spatial justice issues facing Montreal? What does Urban Citizenship entail? How can grassroots groups grow into larger regional forces for justice?
Panel Featuring:

Dr. Edward Soja: Distinguished Professor of Geography, UCLA. Dr. Soja’s research touches on how issues of class, race, gender, and sexuality intersect with what he calls the spatiality of social life, and with the new cultural politics of difference and identity that this generates.

Ted Rutland: Professor of Urban Planning, Concordia University. Ted’s research explores the history of cities and the history of science/knowledge. It asks, in particular, how certain ideas have shaped how cities have been understood, governed, and struggled over.

Members of the Right to the City Collective: a working group of QPIRG Concordia. Our goals are to contribute to anti-gentrification struggles and act in allyship with peoples at risk of displacement in the context of urban redevelopment projects in Montreal, with a current focus on Shaughnessy Village – recently rebranded le Quartier des Grands Jardins. One of our goals is to contribute research on gentrification, intersectionality with other struggles, and the real causes of urban displacement, while moving toward workable alternatives.


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