Chican@ Latin@ Studies Presents: Idle No More
The Idle No More grassroots revolution catalyzed people across the globe within weeks! This Indigenous lead movement initiated by women, asserts Indigenous sovereignty and calls for the protection of land and water. INM builds more allies daily as people come to consciousness about the impacts of colonialism on sexuality, gender, race, ability, and how these are interconnected to the ongoing exploitation of humans, other species, and our environment. This session will discuss the genesis of the movement and the continuing impacts of colonialism. The time is now for change, hope and love.
Sheelah McLean, PhD candidate in integrated antiracist anticolonial education at the University of Saskatchewan. As one of the four founders of the Idle No More Movement, she recently received the Carole Geller Human Rights Award.
Erica Lee, is a political studies and philosophy undergraduate student at the University of Saskatchewan. She spoke at the first “Idle No More” teach-in, held at Station 20 West in Saskatoon and has been named an Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholar by the American Philosophical Association and the Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory.
Alex Wilson, Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre and at the University of Saskatchewan. As an INM organizer, Alex uses education and Cree philosophy to intervene in ongoing practices of colonialism, oppression, and the destruction of land and water.
In Conversation With Community Members:
Susana Cáceres currently works for El/La Para TransLatinas, a nonprofit in the Mission of San Francisco that provides resources and a safe space for transwomen, most of whom are monolingual immigrants.
Susana is a queer embryonic immigrant (made in El Salvador and born in Los Angeles). She speaks her truth trough poetry and recently completed a short documentary honoring her grandparents.
Celia Herrera Rodríguez is a painter and installation and performance artist, originally from Sacramento, California. She teaches Xicana Indígena art theory, history, and practice in Chicano Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and in the Diversity Studies program at California College for the Arts in Oakland, California. Her work is permanently housed in a number of private and public collections, including the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and the Gorman Museum of the University of California, Davis.
Moderator, USF Faculty Sandra Alvarez
Cosponsors:Intercultural Centers, Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach, Philosophy Department, Critical Diversity Studies, A&S Dean's Office, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Center for Latino Studies in the Americas, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Program, Gender and Sexuality Studies, BAIS, MAIS, Modern and Classical Languages, Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA), Latin American Studies, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Program, Peace and Justice Studies, and Master of Arts in International Studies Program.