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The Social Organization of the Forgetting of National Security: Two Examples from ‘Canada’

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a talk and Q&A with Gary Kinsman, a long-time queer liberation, anti-poverty, Palestine solidarity and anti-capitalist activist living on Indigenous land in Canada.

Drawing on his critical work on the national security state in ‘Canada’ and the Canadian War on Queers this talk by Gary Kinsman explores two instances where the repression and exclusion of national security campaigns have been systematically forgotten and shifted. One is in the mainstream campaigning against the Anti-Terrorist Act in 2015 and the other is the 2017 state apology for the Canadian state persecution of queer people. As an important antidote to this forgetting this talk highlights developing pedagogies of resistance that both remembers the horrors of national security and builds broad-based resistance in our historical present to the ideology and practice of national security.

Gary Kinsman is currently involved in the AIDS Activist History Project and is the author of The Regulation of Desire: Homo and hetero sexualities (Black Rose, 1996), co-author (with Patrizia Gentile) of The Canadian War on Queers: National security as sexual regulation (UBC Press, 2010) and co-editor of Whose National Security? Canadian state surveillance and the creation of enemies (Between The Lines, 2000), Sociology for Changing the World (Fernwood, 2006), and We Still Demand! Redefining resistance in sex and gender struggles (UBC Press, 2017). His chapter “Forgetting National Security in ‘Canada’: Towards pedagogies of resistance” will be published in Aziz Choudry’s edited collection Activists and the Surveillance State by Pluto in Dec. 2018. He currently shares his time between Toronto and Sudbury, where he is Professor Emeritus at Laurentian University . His website is http://radicalnoise.ca/

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November 12
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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