Tuesday, January 24, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lady Eaton College Senior Common Room
The Colleges of Trent University welcome you to a public talk with 2023 Ashley Fellow Chúk Odenigbo. Note that this lecture will be delivered in French, in-person with a hybrid option. Every registrant will receive a Zoom link in the days before the lecture.
Les participantes recevront une introduction à la notion du racisme et de l'identité blanche. Ceci sera cadrée dans le contexte francophone au Canada où les participantes seront invitées à discuter de la francophonie canadienne et sa proximité à l’identité blanche. La conclusion vise à motiver les participantes à imaginer et à créer une francophonie véritablement plurielle qui marche en solidarité avec d'autres groupes marginalisés au Canada.
Participants will receive an introduction to the concept of racism and white identity. This will be framed in the French-speaking context in Canada where participants will be invited to discuss the Canadian Francophonie and its proximity to white identity. The conclusion aims to motivate participants to imagine and create a truly plural Francophonie that works in solidarity with other marginalized groups in Canada.
About Chúk Odenigbo
Franco-Albertain from Calgary, Mr. Odenigbo is passionate about the interactions between culture, health and the environment. This passion manifests itself in his role as Founding Director and Director of Ancestral Services for Future Ancestors Services Inc., an Indigenous and Black-owned, youth-led professional services social enterprise that advances climate justice and equity with a lens of anti-racism and ancestral accountability (www.futureancestors.ca). Mr. Odenigbo is a PhD Candidate in Medical Geography where his research looks at the relationships between human health, the environment, geographic factors, society, and healthcare to shed light on public health policies and strategies.
About the Ashley Fellowship
The Ashley Fellowship is funded by a bequest from the late Professor C.A. Ashley, longtime friend of Trent University and an enthusiastic proponent of the role which the informal contacts of College life can play in the academic pursuits of the University.