Toronto Media Arts Centre

Abolitionist Dreams: Jackie Wang + Nasrin Himada in conversation

April 2, 7:00 PM


In Mezzanine

EMILIA-AMALIA launches a year-long collaboration with CFMDC with two events featuring Jackie Wang

About Nasrin Himada

Nasrin Himada is a Palestinian writer and curator based in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal), in Kanien’kehá:ka territory. Their writing on contemporary art has appeared in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Critical Signals, The Funambulist, Fuse Magazine, and MICE Magazine, among others.

About Jackie Wang

Jackie Wang is a Black studies scholar, poet, multimedia artist, and PhD candidate in African and African American Studies and History at Harvard University, specializing in race and the political economy of prisons and police in the US. She recently published a book titled “Carceral Capitalism” (Semiotext(e)/MIT Press, 2018) on the racial, economic, political, legal, and technological dimensions of the carceral state. Her interest in this topic is rooted in her experience of having an imprisoned brother who was sentenced to juvenile life without parole as a teenager. She is the recent recipient of a fellowship at the Schlesinger Library, where she conducted research on the life and legacy of Angela Davis. She has also published a number of punk zines, including “On Being Hard Femme” and a collection of dream poems, titled “Tiny Spelunker of the Oneiro-Womb” (Capricious).

Co-presented by Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre