Climate justice is often whitewashed and lacks proper representation and power held in the hands of Indigenous communities, who have always been and continue to be, the frontline of social and environmental justice movements. White and/or settler fragility and the myth of multiculturalism (among many other things) are intimately connected to the injustices faced around the world today. Whether it is social justice or climate justice, coming to terms with our own complicity with compassion and responsibility respectfully, adds understanding in how to shift and impact climate justice organising that works towards decolonisation. This workshop will be part settler education and part conversation of the barriers/fragilities we face and what tools we have when practising allyship and solidarity to Indigenous and/or marginalised communities.
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We’ll be using Zoom for this workshop.
About the facilitator:
Dona is a Vietnamese-Chinese femme who is a spoken word artist, arts based facilitator, community organiser and cultural worker. Her practice is inspired by regenerative patterns within nature, the exploration of her ancestry and liminality, stories of resilience and diaspora, and the expansive and evolving work of what it means to decolonise, to heal, to love, and to seek truth, even in the darkest of places. She loves to dance, play, eat ice cream, take care of her plants, and has a skateboard at home she hopes to master one day.
This event is happening as a part of Sustain’Alive, an event series centred on activism, society, and the planet.
Montreal, traditional name Tiohtià:ke is located on unceded Indigenous territory. It has historically been a meeting place for many nations, with the Kanien’kehá:ka as the stewards. We encourage you to reflect on your current and historical relationship to this land.