As part of our 2021-2022 Noted Scholars Speaker's Series, Entangled Knowledges: Practices of Dreaming, Reflecting, and Being Present, The University of British Columbia (UBC) Social Justice Institute, the Transformative Memory Network, and the Centre for the Imaginative Ethnography are pleased to announce Living Resurgence: Dreaming in Dangerous TImes with Dr. Dian Million.
Abstract: 'I seek an invitation to a conversation on what Indigeneity means to the abolitionist call for practices of “freedom” in places. It is to speak to the sometimes fraught and sometimes generous questions that are posed between Black and Indigenous Feminisms, about land and about the after lives of enslavement and what we might dream of just futures together if we think relationally, in “constellations” rather than from silos (Simpson, 2017). What is a promise of Indigenous economies as a practice of life making in places in this moment rather than as a shadow of capitalism; the lure of turning Indigenous places into corporate mini-economies, where the “implacable logic of debt takes over for the implacable logic of the white man’s burden…of the need for people cut off from circuits of capital accumulation to develop their capacities, to adjust to the standards of the more advanced world, to reform their backward ways (Byrd, et al.,2018).”'
This talk will take place in person on November 17th, 2021 at 5:30PM - 7:00PM PST (Pacific Standard Time) at xʷθəθiqətəm (Place of Many Trees), Liu Institute, UBC. This event will also be livestreamed. More information including the poster, speaker bios, and the registration link for in-person attendance and joining virtually can be found here: https://grsj.arts.ubc.ca/events/event/living-resurgence-dreaming-in-dangerous-times-dr-dian-million/
The UBC Social Justice Institute's 2021-2022 Noted Scholars Speaker's Series focuses on broader questions related to social justice and epistemic justice while featuring other knowledges outside Europe and North America's geopolitical borders.
The Speaker's Series offers a dynamic space for exchange and introduces the work of scholars from The Social Justice Institute, UBC, locally, nationally and internationally; featuring scholars' critical ideas and creative work at radical edges of scholarly, artistic, and activist work. The interdisciplinary series fosters critical and creative dialogues on current questions, theoretical and methodological approaches and practice interventions around social justice, knowledge construction and oppression.