• April 10, 2016
  • 3:00 pm
  • Hart House Debates Room, 2nd floor

Who determines one’s racial identity; our biological parents, adoptive caregivers, or even the government? What responsibility do adoptive parents bear of educating their adopted children about their race or culture? Transracial marriages and adoptions continue to blur the once stark lines of racial identity, while First Nations families risk losing their status through intermarriage.

Spur asks: How do we reconcile increasingly complex racial and cultural identities?

  • General admission: $25
  • Students (with valid ID): $16



Spur is a national festival of politics, art and ideas and is a catalyst for change in Canada.

Through nationally relevant and locally nuanced discussions, presentations and performances, the festival seeks to spur its participants to action on issues affecting Canadians. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking, and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas will provide Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century.

Founded in 2013, the festival has already grown from three to five Canadian cities, with plans for further expansion across the country. Produced by the Literary Review of Canada in partnership with Diaspora Dialogues, Spur prides itself on its community partnerships, cultural connections and a focus on accessibility and diversity.

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