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Book Launch: The Fire That Time: Black Transnational Radicalism and the Sir George Williams Occupation

11 January 2022
The Fire That Time book launch poster

Date: Friday, January 14th 2022
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

sx salon's book review editor Ronald Cummings and sx contributor Nalini Mohabir will launch the new anthology that they edited, The Fire That Time: Black Transnational Radicalism and the Sir George Williams Occupation, with an event on Friday January 14th. The nonfiction book situates the 1969 West Indian students' protest at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University), transnationally, as part of a network of West Indian student protests against racism, across Canada, the US, the UK, and the Caribbean.

The importance of this story to Montreal’s black community, and across the diaspora, is discussed by various authors, some of whom were there in person, and others who return to this moment to understand the implications of ongoing anti-Black racism. 

Register for the book launch event here.