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Air, Water, Land: Native/Indigenous, Black, and Afro-Descendent Relationalities and Activism

CLLAS is excited to announce the upcoming symposium:

Air, Water, Land
Native/Indigenous, Black, and Afro-Descendent Relationalities and Activism 

November 4, 2021

Climate change, environmental racism, settler colonialism, white supremacy, patriarchy, north/south divides, and unequal access to basic environmental resources by communities of color have inspired ongoing environmental justice activism in the Americas. This Fall 2021 symposium will center Indigenous and Black voices, leverage the campus residencies of Maya activist and teacher Irma Alicia Velasquez Nimatuj and Muskogee/Creek artist and activist Amber Starks, and focus on environmental justice and sustainable food systems. Designed to foster critical conversations from Indigenous and Black/Afro-descendant communities across the Americas, this event is organized around themes of air, land, and water, with a committed focus to issues impacting local communities.

This symposium will feature three remote panels that explore connections and intersections in activism through air, land, and water, and a centerpiece conversation and final discussion and demonstration of sustainable food systems that are in person.

More information to attend this virtual event available here.