To Register for the November 16th Black Research Network Speaker Series Event, Click Here.

The Black Research Networkโ€™s Speaker Series invites the greatest minds from the University of Toronto and beyond to engage in meaningful conversations and inquiries about their recent work and careers.

Topic: The Advancement of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) for Sustainable Economic Livelihoods.

Join U of T Scarboroughโ€™s Caroline Shenaz Hossein and Ebun Joseph, a lecturer of University College Dublin, about the history of feminist political economies in Canada and beyond.

Africana women engage in solidarity economies through a specific form of mutual aid โ€“ formally referred to as Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) โ€“ to meet their livelihood needs. These women call themselves the Banker Ladies, and theโ€ฏROSCAs they run are rooted in equity, mutual aid and self-help.

This conversation will draw on empirical work that involves interviews with hundreds of Black women in fiveโ€ฏCaribbean countries, Toronto and Montreal, as well asโ€ฏfield work in Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria.

Co-sponsored by the McLuhan Centre, U of T Scarborough and the department of political science at the University of Toronto, this event will take place in-person and via live broadcast.

This event will host 20 people in-person and have a live broadcast for an online audience.

To Register for the Event, Click Here.

BRN Speaker Series: A conversation with Caroline Hossein & Ebun Joseph

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