This research project exists to develop academic and non-academic research and education projects that uncover and communicate the significance of the “other” Kingston. Among the many stories that portray Kingston, there are many “others” who have been left out of predominant narratives. The Other Kingston Project attends to people and experiences that may be marginalized or silenced by stories that focus on whiteness, colonialism, European heritage, class privilege, or heteronormativity. Recognizing that stories about tradition in Kingston or at Queen’s are not of the past but are created today, we seek to participate in re-telling such stories by drawing upon our grounding within anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-homo / transphobic methods of research.
The Department of Gender Studies co-sponsors this project with Four Directions Aboriginal Student Center.