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On Abolition

2050: A Circle Conversation Set in our Ecstatic Future

Syrus Marcus Ware


Tuesday, July 4, 1pm - 3pm


Join us for a yarn conversation about abolition and crafting freer communities. "Yarning" is an Indigenous dialogical process that involves free-flowing conversation and deep listening in an environment of reciprocal respect. Using this yarning format, participants are invited to envision an ecstatic future that is being manifested through the activism and organizing of the contemporary abolitionist movement.

Dr. Syrus Marcus Ware is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Arts at McMaster University. A Vanier scholar, visual artist, activist, curator and educator, Ware uses painting, installation, and performance to explore social justice frameworks and Black activist culture. His work has been shown widely across Canada in solo and group shows, and his performance works have been part of local and international festivals. He is part of the Performance Disability Art Collective and a cofounder of Black Lives Matter-Canada. Syrus is curator of the That’s So Gay show and a co-curator of Blackness Yes!/Blockorama. In addition to penning a variety of journals and articles, Syrus is the co-editor of the best-selling Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada (URP, 2020).

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