Thematic Symposia

To date, SJRI has hosted the following symposia to attract local, national, and international researchers and participants and enhance awareness of the SJRI and of transdisciplinary social justice research and activism.

Consuming Intimacies: Bodies, Labour, Care and Social Justice took place October 15-16, 2015. This event focused on critical social justice issues that arise from the intersections of intimacy with labour, exchange, and commodification.

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Global Movement Assemblages: Linking Protests across Time and Space took place October 13-15, 2016. This event explored the relation between post-2010 social movements such as the Arab Spring, Occupy, and Idle No More with longer-standing movements for social transformation.

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Child and Youth Engagement: Civic Literacies, and Digital Ecologies took place October 10 – 11, 2017. At this event, a focused group of international scholars gathered to discuss young people’s digital literacies and engagement using a social justice approach. The symposium included a workshop for junior scholars and provided an opportunity for collaboration between SJRI, Child and Youth Studies, and and the Centre for Multi-literacies.

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Social Justice and Community Collaboration was hosted together with FOSS on September 28, 2021. This virtual event showcased a select group of SJRI affiliates who shared updates on their community collaboration research projects that have been funded by the SJRI Grants Program.

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