Displacements.ca | 7-9 March 2008
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In a world described as increasingly on the move, refugees, displaced or stateless persons constitute a large portion of the world’s population. What roadblocks stand in the way as people seek better ways of life, if not the bare means of survival, in other places?  How are narratives of accidental and formal citizenship complicated and refracted as the rules that determine borders change?  How have specific communities united to redraw borders and reimagine statelessness in creative home-making ways? This conference brings together academics, activists, artists, advocates and other cultural workers to share and examine the narratives and lyric portrayals of the politics of movement for Indigenous, refugee, non-status, undocumented and other displaced persons and communities.

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  Barbara Jackman  
Maroussia Ahmed
Shelly Niro

Peter Nyers

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The Displacements conference is sponsored by the John Douglas Taylor conference fund and the Canada Research Chair in Diversity in Canadian Literary Cultures.

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