I’m feeling super honoured and excited to have been invited to be part of a panel at The Blue Metropolis Festival in Montreal next month. I’m hoping I’ll have a chance to talk about some of the most popular myths and false narratives about people in poverty, along with some of my research about poverty in Canada.
Here’s a blurb about the festival from a PR Release:
BLUE METROPOLIS 2019 HIGHLIGHTS SOCIAL INEQUALITY, INDIGENOUS VOICES AND THE HEALTH OF OUR PLANET
Montreal – The 21st edition of Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival takes place May 2 to 5, 2019. The planet is suffering. Inequality is an all too common reality in our society. Indigenous peoples grapple with trauma, reconciliation and cultural appropriation. Literature tackles all these issues, issues that provided inspiration for our 2019 programming.
Blue Met 2019 presents a remarkable selection of writers and thinkers, from 20 countries, who are changing the world: novelists, poets, philosophers, economists and musicians coming together to discuss such powerfully evocative topics as the struggle against social inequality, Indigenous literatures worldwide, feminism and ecology.
The 2019 Festival will also highlight several important anniversaries, including Woodstock’s 50th; one year since the death of the brilliant Israeli writer Amos Oz; UNESCO’S International Year of Indigenous Languages and the UN’s International Year of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.