Big Thinking at Congress 2021

Big Thinking at Congress 2021

The Big Thinking series is held throughout Congress and brings together leading scholars and public figures who present forward-thinking research, ideas and solutions to the critical questions and issues of our time. The series is open to all Congress registered attendees and to members of the general public registering with a community pass.

Centering conversations on "Northern Relations," decolonization, and anti-Black racism animated this first-ever virtual Big Thinking series at Congress.

The following Big Thinking speakers gave presentations at virtual Congress 2021:

  • The Honorable Ethel Blondin-Andrew - Yáázǫ Kéorat’ı̨ (We see the daylight)
  • Shirley Anne Tate - Racism's touch: 'I can't quite put my finger on it'
  • Ibram X. Kendi - How To Be An Antiracist 
  • Alice Sheppard - Disability Will (re)Make The Arts 
  • Maria Campbell - Ni'wahkomakanak: All My Relations
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier - Everything is connected: Environment, economy, foreign policy, sustainability, human rights and leadership in the 21st century

Watch the videos of some of the speakers' presentations:

The Honorable Ethel Blondin-Andrew 

Shirley Anne Tate

This event was organized by the University of Alberta’s Black Graduate Students’ Association