July 2018 

Social Science Festival 2013 - Voices

Monday, October 21, 2013 to Friday, October 25, 2013
00:00 to 23:00

13th Annual Social Science Festival at Vanier College 


As social scientists and others who are interested in humans and their world, we tend to listen to each other talk about “others”. This year’s Social Science Festival line-up will partly focus on listening to the voices of those “others”. By letting people speak for themselves, we will ask questions about authority: Who gets to speak for whom? Who deserves to be taken seriously? What can we learn from each other by listening to each other’s truths? How can the voices of the people contribute to creating a more open and just society where all individuals have access to well-being and human dignity?

In line with this theme, many of our speakers will be individuals who are researchers or activists on behalf of communities of which they are a part or with which they are closely affiliated. Throughout the festival, we will also hear a variety of voices from inside and outside the Vanier community, from local communities and from the international stage. We will hear voices from the margins, voices from the past, intimate voices and the voices of those who want to make a difference. Finally, we will hear the voices of those who are beginning their life’s journey as well as the voices of those who have many years of experience in their field.

We acknowledge that this event takes place on traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) territory.

The Social Science Festival was started in 2000 by anthropology teacher, Mark Prentice. Every year, we showcase the work of researchers, activists, community workers and others from Vanier, from the local Montreal community and from elsewhere.

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Most events are held in the auditorium (A103). See full schedule for details about individual events.

Jacky Vallée
514-744-7500, x2, x8323