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Work of Settler Colonialism II: Emergent Solidarities Symposium
Sat, 22 April 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
The Work of Settler Colonialism II – Emergent Solidarities brings together writers, activists, and scholars to expand on the collaborations, contradictions, and possibilities that arise when we organize within and against settler colonialism. This is especially pertinent when situated alongside processes of the exploitation of migrant labour, racial slavery and its afterlife, imprisonment, the expansion of extractive industries, and the corresponding struggles that have emerged out of these conditions.
The future of the settler state will be brought about through the work of reproducing social, economic, and political life in its many spaces and forms. Therefore, a central question of this symposium is: how might we interrupt this labour, and instead work towards anti-colonial and decolonial futures?
From ongoing land-based resistance movements against the expansion of pipelines, to movements calling for the abolition of police and prisons, and mobilizations against the increasingly precarious and temporary nature of work and citizenship, this conference brings together activist and scholarly engagements that are firmly rooted in anti-colonial resistance.
The Work of Settler Colonialism Symposium was launched in April 2016 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. This event brought together conversations between the emerging field of settler colonial studies and scholars engaging in the continual crises of neoliberal capitalism with new approaches to labour, capitalism, and resistance against the contemporary issues of late capitalism. This convergence of fields brought to light the interrelations of settler colonialism, anti-Blackness, and neoliberal capitalism as they operate through and within each other. The symposium offered scholars across interdisciplinary fields the opportunity to generate unique lines of inquiry and envision new alliances for resistance and movement building.
Featuring a Keynote Roundtable with:
Dr. Eve Tuck
Kyle Mays Wabinaw
For full schedule: https://wosc2017.wordpress.com/program/