Faculty of Arts
CommunityBook launch for "Indians Wear Red: Colonialism, Resistance, and Aboriginal Street Gangs"
"Indians Wear Red: Colonialism, Resistance, and Aboriginal Street Gangs" is by University of Winnipeg professors, Jim Silver (pictured left) and Larry Morrissette, and University of Manitoba professors, Elizabeth Comack and Lawrence Deane. Jim Silver is Chair of UWinnipeg's Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies and Larry Morrissette is a Contract Faculty Member in the Department.
The book locates Aboriginal street gangs in the context of racialized poverty in the city's North End, and draws upon extensive interviews with members of Aboriginal street gangs. The book title, "Indians Wear Red," refers to a quote from one of the individuals interviewed in the book.
The book launch will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at McNally-Robinson in Grant Park at 7:00 PM.
"Moving Forward, Giving Back:" A new book edited by Dr. Jim Silver
Moving Forward, Giving Back looks at the positive effects innovative educational initiatives can have on the lives of Aboriginal people who want to further their education as adults. All too often their efforts are confounded by ongoing challenges that are due to the long term consequences of colonialism and racialized poverty. These programs are shown to have the power to be successful and to have transformative effects on the lives of these men and women, their families and the community.
Dr. Silver, book editor, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies. His research and publishing are focused on inner-city, poverty-related and community development issues. He is a past recipient of UWinnipegs Robson Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Atchison Award for Community Service, the Joe Zuken Citizen Activist Award, and was the 2007 recipient of the Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research.
For more information on the Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies, please click here.
Presentations for your information:
Jim Silver & Shauna MacKinnon in Nov. 2012
- "Doing Research with Inner-City Residents," Jim Silver, Chair of the Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies, and Shauna MacKinnon, Director, Centre for Policy Alternatives: a presentation through the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg, Nov. 2012
Diane Roussin, Executive Director of the Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre (Ma Mawi)
- "What's Happening with the Merchant's Hotel," Diane Roussin, Executive Director of the Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre (Ma
Mawi): a presentation at the Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies, Oct. 2012
- Enrichment Program
- Institute for Women's and Gender Studies (IWGS)
- Programs with Red River College
- Urban and Inner-City Studies (Department of)