Book Launch: Rehearsals for Living

When and Where

Friday, February 03, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
William Doo Auditorium
New College
45 Willcocks Street


Robyn Maynard & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson


Book Launch: Rehearsals for Living – Robyn Maynard & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Robyn Maynard is an author and scholar based in Toronto, where she holds the position of Assistant Professor of Black Feminisms in Canada at the University of Toronto-Scarborough in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies. She is the author of Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present (Fernwood 2017).

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Her work breaks open the intersections between politics, story and song—bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity.

About the Book - Rehearsals is a captivating book, part debate, part dialogue, part lively and detailed familial correspondence between two razor-sharp writers convening on what it means to get free as the world spins into some new orbit. In a genre-defying exchange, the authors collectively envision the possibilities for more liberatory futures during a historic year of Indigenous land defense, prison strikes, and global-Black-led rebellions against policing. By articulating to each other Black and Indigenous perspectives on our unprecedented here and now, and the long-disavowed histories of slavery and colonization that have brought us to this moment in the first place, Maynard and Simpson create something new: a vital demand for a different way forward, and a poetic call to dream up new ways of ordering earthly life.

Books will be sold at the event by Another Story Bookshop


Contact Information

Women and Gender Studies Institute


Women and Gender Studies Institute


45 Willcocks Street