3 Talon-Approved Events this Week


Glen Coulthard’s new book Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition is some pretty ground-breaking work. Coulthard, a professor in the First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at UBC, is an acclaimed academic and theorist. His newest project aims to investigate, “a radically decolonial politics that is less oriented around attaining an affirmative form of recognition and institutional accommodation by the colonial-state and society, and more about critically revaluing, reconstructing and redeploying Indigenous cultural practices in ways that seek to prefigure radical alternatives to the symbolic and structural violence that continues to dispossess our nations of lands, political authority, and lives.”

Mediator: Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation), Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature, and Expressive Culture and Chair of the First Nations Studies Program at UBC


  • Rita Kaur Dhamoon, Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of Victoria
  • Sarah Hunt (PhD), Writer, educator and activist currently based in Lkwungen Territories (Victoria, BC)
  • Jarrett Martineau, Digital media producer, hip hop artist, and PhD candidate in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria.

Wednesday October 22, 7:00pm

SFU Woodward’s, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

  1. March for fairness in tuition and housing prices

In response to the 10% tuition increase for international students and 20% residence fees increase at the University of British Columbia, the UBC Social Justice Centre is staging a protest rally. The march will begin at Koerner Plaza (in front of Koerner library) and pass by the Old Administration Building, Norman C. Mackenzie House (Presidents residency), Student Housing and Hospitality Services Main Office, and the Martha Piper Plaza. All welcome.

Friday, October 24th, 3:00pm

Koerner Plaza, UBC, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

  1. Body Size Diversity: It’s Just How We Roll!

The Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group and Fat Panic! Vancouver is hosting a workshop that integrates “facilitated discussion, writing exercises, and just a little bit of (optional) theatre to explore what fatness has come to mean in our society, and how fat oppression, in conjunction with many other patterns of injustice, works to shape our day to day lives, including our relationships with other people and our own bodies.” Advanced registration is required.

Facilitators: Kalamity Hildebrandt & Michelle Korak

Saturday, October 25, 10:30am-5:30pm

MBC 2290 (past the copy centre), SFU Burnaby Campus, Burnaby Coast Salish Territories

BONUS: TEDx Terry Talks 2014

The Terry Project hosts a TEDx conference showcasing students stories, projects, and research. The talks will touch on a hodgepodge of topics as delivered by 9 selected student speakers, including two members of The Talon editorial collective. 

Saturday, October 25, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Life Science Institute, UBC, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories