Ad Astra 2016

Toronto, Ontario, 29th April to 1st May 2016

When

29th April to 1st May 2016 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

Website: Ad Astra 2016

Where

Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites
9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1B2
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April 30, 2016, 2:00 pm

Diverse SFF Islamophobia and the War of the Worlds

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World governments are lining up to intervene in Syria; the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has provoked a surge in Islamophobia in the West; and veterans and victims of the 'war on terror' are contending with life-changing injuries. This panel discusses the role SFF can play in disrupting the media myth of a 'clash of civilizations'. Can SFF help challenge the way race and religion are used to demonize others and perpetuate geopolitical conflicts? When human rights concerns over disability, gender and sexual orientation are marshaled as arguments to go to war, can - or should - SFF reflect and re-frame these debates?

Hall: Newmarket Track: Storytelling and Literature Type: Panel

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