The panel marks International Women’s Day by inviting a comparative analysis of these sites of femicide in order to unearth the systemic violence that accounts for both the continuation and disavowal of femicide in the Americas.
The genesis of our “conversatorio” lies in a shared desire among the proponents to query Canada’s place within the hemisphere and examine the ways in which performance draws on cultural heritages and practices as a mode of agency, strength, and resistance among populations that have been displaced and dispossessed in the Americas. Building on the successes of its inaugural festival-conference in 2012, which drew over 3,000 participants to Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille, the 2014 event draws on an exciting partnership between Aluna Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts with the aim of building strategic alliances among communities whose populations share histories of colonial and neo-colonial invasion. All conference sessions will be held at the stunning Daniels Spectrum cultural hub in Toronto’s Regent Park.585 Dundas Street East (SE corner of Dundas St. E. and Sackville St.)
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