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Inspiring Speakers Series: Event
Join the Illingworth Kerr Gallery virtually on April 6th @ 3pm MST / 5pm EST for the Inspiring Speakers Series* (sponsored by RBC Future Launch). The Inspiring Speakers Series 2021 is moderated by visual artist, community organizer and social activist Nura Ali, in conversation with interdisciplinary artist and educator Deanna Bowen and Dr. Karina Vernon Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Bowen and Vernon will virtually discuss their individual research-based practices, and use of archives to confront false narratives about Black people’s presence in the prairies and throughout Canada, as well as the erasure of Black people from Canadian History.
Inspiring Speakers Series: Reading List
In celebration of Black History and to promote the upcoming Inspiring Speaker Series, the Luke Lindoe Library is collaborating with the Illingworth Kerr Gallery to distribute a reading list curated by visual artist, community organizer and social activist Nura Ali. Every Friday the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) and the Library will release four (4) titles on this site, in the Friday Flyer, the Bulletin, and on the IKG Instagram @ikg_auarts.
- W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk, eBook, 2009 edition / Also available at Calgary Public Library
- bell hooks, Art On My Mind: Visual Politics, book, 1995
- book, 1937 / Also available at Calgary Public Library
- Christina Elizabeth Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, book, 2016
- James Baldwin, I am not your Negro, book, 2017 / Also available at Calgary Public Library.
- Karina Vernon, The Black Prairie Archives: An Anthology, book, 2020 / Also available at Calgary Public Library
- Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the oppressed, book, 1997.
- Saidiya Hartman, Lose your mother, book, 2007 / Also available at Calgary Public Library
- Katherine Mckittrick, Silvia Wynter, On being human as praxis, book, 2015
- Dionne Brand, No language is neutral, book, 1998
- Ralph Ellison, Invisible man, book, 1995 / Also available at Calgary Public Library
- bell hooks, All about love: new visions, book, 1952/ Also available at Calgary Public Library
Stay tuned for the new titles released each week!
We would like to take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge that the Luke Lindoe Library rests on the traditional Treaty 7 territories of the Blackfoot people. In the spirit of our efforts to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Piikani and Kainai), the Tsuut’ina (Sarcee), the Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley), the Metis Nation (Region 3) and all those who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
Alisha Marie Adams. How the Raven Turned Black; a Mi'kmaq story told by my Auntie. Photo credit: Alisha Marie Adams.
Cone 04 earthenware, coloured slip, underglaze, glaze, 24K gold, 18K gold, hand cut, shibugami paper, bookboard, wire.
Winter Semester 2021 Hours
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
11 am. - 4 p.m.
Sunday + Statutory Holidays