Professor and award-winning author, Kamal al-Solaylee, will talk about his most recent book, "Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone)". Al-Solaylee will share his research and stories of how migration, labour, and being brown is a racialized experience around the globe today. Touching upon issues of identity, globalization, migration, and global inequality, this lecture will take audiences on an underexplored part of modern life. The global connectors of being brown is narrated in this lecture in an eye-opening research and analysis of contemporary issues of our time. Book sales and signing of this finalist for the 2016 Governor General Award Literary Awards for Non-Fiction will take place after the lecture.
Dr. Kamal Al-Solaylee, an associate professor at the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, was previously a theatre critic at the Globe and Mail.