“Revisionist History” is a term whose meaning can have different interpretations, depending on who you ask. Malcolm Gladwell’s popular Revisionist History podcast aims to, “go back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood”. Alternatively, there have also been people and groups who have used the term Revisionist History for erasure, Holocaust deniers being an example of this.
Revisionist Toronto, the theme of this year’s Intersections festival, presents an opportunity to revisit and re-imagine the dominant narratives that shape our understanding of Toronto. Join us for a deep-dive conversation on the topic of revisionist history as our panel navigates the importance of historical re-interpretation and the dangers of erasure.
Falen Johnson (CBC’s The Secret Life of Canada podcast), Bernie Farber (AntiHate.ca, former Executive Director, Mosaic Institute) and Natasha Henry President (Ontario Black History Society)
Ed Conroy (Retro Ontario)
Free (donations accepted)
This Henderson Pint-Size Conversation is part Myseum Intersections, an annual festival that explores intersectional perspectives of Toronto through FREE collaborative exhibits, events, workshops, and tours.
Special thanks to Henderson Brewing Co. for partnering with us on this.