Monthly Archives: March 2013

Seminar-York University

Seminar-York University

Arab Canadian Perspectives
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Founders College, Room-305, York University

Full Program


(Photos courtesy of Radamis Hany)





9:00-9:30 Registration (free, all welcome)


9:30-10:00 Opening Remarks


10:00-12:00 Film Screening and Discussion

Words of Witness (Directed by Mai Iskander, USA, 2012)


Followed by a discussion of the film with May Telmissany (University of Ottawa) and her analysis of “Arab Women Voices on Secularism, Madaneya and Politics”


12:00-1:00 Coffee Break


1:00-2:30 Panel

Secularism:  Arab Canadian Perspectives

Chair/Discussant:  Walid El Khachab (York University)

Rachad Antonius (UQAM), “Arab Revolts, the Use of Religion in Politics and Us”

The Case for Secularism – Antonius

Bessma Momani (University of Waterloo), “The Arab -Spring and Canadian Multiculturalism”

2:30-3:00 Discussion
3:00-4:00 Lunch