A substantial number of Black Canadians live in urban metropolises like Toronto and Montreal. Montreal, specifically, is a center for Black power and deep-rooted African-American culture. In Oct. of 1968, the Congress of Black Writers at McGill University in Montreal held a conference to bring together black philosophers and activists. There they deliberated many social issues and conflicts that arose among the black Community. Within months, the conference resulted in a historical convocation. A black-led protest at Sir George University (now known as Concordia) raised security fears across the country as Montreal became the new hotbed of International Black, radical politics.

On Monday Nov. 18th at 6:30pm, editor of “You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R James,” David Austin, will host an evening of dialogue to discuss Black radicalism in the sixties in Montreal Canada. The event will be located at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York Office, on 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2114 in Manhattan.

Austin, who teaches humanities, philosophy and religion at John Abbott College in Montreal, will talk about a missing chapter in the history of Black internationalism, while bridging the gap between intersection and immigration amongst the proximity of Black Canadians. Austin will be joined by Associate Director of the Office of Community Outreach and Education in the School of Arts at Columbia University, Rich Blint, and Professor of History and African American Studies and Black Panther historian, Robyn Spencer.

Together they will uncover the groundbreaking study of policing, education and the fight for equality during the prevalent era. The event is FREE and open to the public. To register for the event or receive more information please visit the website below.