Rehearsals for Living: Eco Library Pop-up Book Talk
The Bentway Studio
55 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto, ON, Canada
This summer, The Bentway presents Beyond Concrete, a series of public art, performances, parties, and conversations. Join us under the Gardiner to explore how Toronto’s unique urban nature and built environment can co-exist, collide, and collaborate.
Rehearsals for Living: Eco Library Pop-up Book Talk in partnership with Frontier Magazine
Launching a new event series at The Bentway's Eco Library Pop-up, bestselling author Robyn Maynard joins Western University professor Kate Stanley for a lively discussion about crisis, care, and fostering interconnectedness in the city.
Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s bestselling book Rehearsals for Living marked a revolutionary collaboration between two of our most important contemporary thinkers, writers, and activists. In the book, begun during the first pandemic lockdowns and the social protests sparked in part by the killing of George Floyd, the authors envision possibilities for more liberatory futures. Three years later, and one year after the book was published, where do we stand? Can new ways of thinking about urban space, ecologies and ecosystems, and our relationships accelerate positive change?
About the Speakers
Author and scholar Robyn Maynard is assistant professor of Black Feminisms in Canada at the University of Toronto-Scarborough. She is the author of the bestselling book Policing Black Lives (2017), which won the 2017 Errol Sharpe Book Prize, and coauthor, with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, of the bestselling Rehearsals for Living (2022).
Kate Stanley is associate professor in the department of English at Western University, where she works on American literature, climate, and culture. She is currently at work on a SSHRC-supported project about confronting the climate crisis in the humanities classroom.
Accessible and all-gender washrooms are available on site.
This site is wheelchair accessible.
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