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|Idle No More:Transgressing Bodies, Boundaries and Beauty|
|Date||Monday September 30|
|Time||4:45 PM - 6:45 PM|
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University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California 94117
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.