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Saturday, October 11, 2014

CASCA: Conferences, Calls for Papers, Events/Colloques, Appels à communication, Évènements

Conferences and calls for papers/Colloques et Appels à communication:

Les colloques et appels à communication suivants viennent d'être ajoutés à
notre page web:

The following conference announcements and calls for papers have just been
added to our web page:

-8th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference,
January 2015, Toronto

-APPEL DE COMMUNICATION: Paroles et regards de femmes en Acadie.
D'hier à aujourd'hui

-Extended Call for Abstracts: Gender and Global Warfare in the
Twentieth Century

-International Journal of Health Sciences: Call for Papers

-Revue HAU -- Appel à évaluateurs

See them and others on our website:

Consultez-les ou voyez toute la liste en visitant notre site web:


Upcoming Talk:

Nico Block
Ecofeminism and the Reproductive Strike: From Nuclear to Climate Change
Simone de Beauvoir Institute, 2170 Bishop Street, Montreal, Lounge,
Concordia University, Montreal

Date and Time

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 at 2:00 p.m.


At the time of the Chernobyl disaster in April 1986, the government of
Finland was planning to expand its nuclear power program with the
construction of a new reactor. As public opinion turned sharply
against nuclear, resistance to the project was led by a group of
feminists at the University of Tampere who organized a petition asking
women to pledge not to bear children for the next four years unless
the plans were abandoned. They rapidly garnered over 5,000 signatures,
and within months the government conceded.

Is the reproductive strike relevant to ecological struggle in the
North American context? Could it, for instance, be effective in a
potential campaign against the Alberta tar sands? Given Canada's
reliance on immigration (versus reproduction) for the expansion of its
labour force, would such a movement have any political leverage? And
would it be complicated by the ethnic diversity of the Canadian body

To address these questions, I examine the shifting cultural
significance of reproduction in the Canadian context, with a focus on
our transition, circa the 1970s, from a zeitgeist of nation-building
to one of market-building. Although a tactical reproductive strike
would present unique difficulties in the contemporary moment, I
suggest that it may nonetheless be effective in galvanizing critical
public discourse on the meaning of childrearing amidst ecological


Niko Block is a researcher and writer based in Toronto. He spent
two years on the editorial board of the McGill Daily, and three years
on the board of directors of CKUT Radio. He has been active for
several years in the struggle to liberate Palestine, in addition to
the Quebec student movement and Idle No More. He is presently working
on a book called Access to Power: The Gender Politics of Energy
Enclosure for Fernwood Press.

Venue: Simone de Beauvoir Institute, 2170 Bishop Street, Montreal,
Lounge, Montreal

Date and Time: Tuesday, 28 October 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

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