The Phil Lind Initiative presents: Roxane Gay on Feb. 25 - Tickets Available for Students

We are pleased to open registration to UBC students for tickets to our next Phil Lind Initiative event with Roxane Gay on February 25th. We anticipate tickets selling out quickly. We will be opening registration more broadly beginning tomorrow, January 23rd. Thank you kindly for your understanding and support.

The Phil Lind Initiative Presents: Roxane Gay

Join us at our upcoming event with Roxane Gay, best-selling author, cultural critic, and host of the Hear to Slay podcast, for her talk: “Roxane Gay: with One N.” This event will be moderated by poet Junie Désil. Roxane Gay is the third speaker in our 2020 Phil Lind Initiative series on Thinking While Black at UBC.

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Venue: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road



2020 Thinking While Black Series: Blackness as a form, concept and experience, has fundamentally shaped American iconographies, language, media, and cultural productions. This series invites us to consider Blackness as both a culture and a mode of thinking. This series will meditate on the structures of race in North America and will spotlight the seemingly disconnected forms of racial violence that hide in plain sight. How, despite shifts in rhetoric and political policy, have so many forms of racial violence persisted? How, we ask, can we rethink ourselves by understanding our relations to blackness?

Mark your calendars! Tickets will be released approximately a month before each remaining event:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
: Ibram X. Kendi, National Book award-winning historian and author of Stamped From The Beginning
Venue: Chan Centre Concert Hall, UBC

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
: Jesmyn Ward, MacArthur ‘Genius’ grant winner and two-time National Book Award winner
Venue: Chan Centre Concert Hall, UBC 

Subscribe to our Phil Lind Initiative Newsletter for updates regarding ticket releases and other details for each event.

Each of the public events held at UBC Vancouver is free to attend. All details are or will be posted on the Phil Lind Initiative series page.




Tuesday, February 25, 2020