Decolonizing Resiliency Movements

Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:15pm

 

TeleSeminar Description: The effects of settler colonialism on these lands (Turtle Island) have created the dominant systems that now threaten our very survival, and have conditioned us to sever our ties to Mother Nature and to each other. We will first look at colonial systems of oppression, and then talk about how these show up in movements working towards climate & ecological resiliency such as Transition, Permaculture and Re-Skilling. We will touch upon the unconscious cultural appropriation that sometimes happens in these fields. We will also discuss some stellar examples of folks doing decolonizing work in these movements.

Please join us in this important exploration!

 

 

Presenter bio: Susan Juniper Park is an activist working at the cross-section of ecological, economic and social justice. She is also involved in urban farming, healing, education and permaculture. She was a co-founding member of the Economic Development Without Displacement Coalition (Oakland-based anti-gentrification project), ran a food justice economic project at Phat Beets Produce (Oakland-based grassroots food justice organization), worked as a fundraiser for the Ruckus Society (a direct action training organization empowering frontline communities), and was an organizer with Occupy the Farm (Bay Area land defense effort). These days you can find her substitute teaching in Oakland K-12 schools, doing gardening gigs, facilitating workshops and cultivating a healing justice practice. She is grateful and humbled to be an immigrant and permanent guest living on beautiful Ohlone territory.

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