Radical Diversity: An International Discussion on Colonial Practices, Structures and Discourses, and Strategies to Disrupt them

Thursday November 4, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Online via Zoom

“An international discussion on colonial practices, structures and discourses and strategies to disrupt them” with Riel Dupuis-Rossi, Max Czollek and Mohamed Amjahid

Thursday, November 4, 2021
11:00am – 12:30pm Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Free & open to the public. To register, fill out the RSVP form below.

This event is co-sponsored by the UBC Centre for Migration Studies Narratives Group and is part of the CENES’ Ziegler Lecture Series.



Riel Dupuis-Rossi, (MA, MSW, RSW), is a psychotherapist of Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk), Algonquin, and Italian descent. Riel grew up in their traditional territories, off reserve in Hamilton, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec. Since 2011, Riel has been providing decolonising and culturally-centred trauma therapy to Indigenous individuals, couples, families, and groups in Vancouver, British Columbia, located in the unceded and occupied Homelands of the Squamish, Tsleil Waututh, and Musqueam Nations. Riel has also designed and delivered educational training on Indigenous cultural safety and provided clinical consultation for allied healthcare staff working with Indigenous peoples within the healthcare system. Riel earned a Master of Educational Studies from McGill University and a Master of Social Work from California State University Los Angeles.

Max Czollek is a poet, publicist and political scientist. He received his doctorate from the Center for Research on Anti-Semitism at the Technische Universität Berlin and is particularly well known for his theatrical and essayistic work surrounding memory culture, integration and Jewish identity in post-war Germany. Theaters works include De-Integration. A Congress on contemporary Jewish positions and the Days of Radical Jewish Culture at Maxim Gorki Theater as well as the international Days of Jewish-Muslim Hegemony. His essays Desintegriert Euch!(Disintegrate!) and Gegenwartsbewältigung (Overcoming the Present) are published with Carl Hanser Verlag, his collections of poetry at Verlagshaus Berlin. He is co-editor of the magazine Jalta – Positionen zur jüdischen Gegenwart. (Yalta – Positions on the Jewish Present).

Mohamed Amjahid was born as the son of so-called guest workers in Frankfurt am Main in 1988. He attended school in Morocco until he graduated from high school. He studied political science in Berlin and Cairo and conducted research on various anthropological projects in North Africa. During his studies, he worked as a journalist for taz, Frankfurter Rundschau and Deutschlandfunk. After completing his master’s degree, Amjahid worked as a trainee at the Tagesspiegel in Berlin. Afterwards he worked as a political reporter for the weekly newspaper Die Zeit and Zeit Magazin. He is currently working on several new book projects. Anthropologically and journalistically, he focuses on human rights, equality and upheaval in the USA, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. His newest book, “Whitewash“ appeared in German (Der weiße Fleck) at Piper this year.

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