Intersectional Ecologies Working Group – “Institutional and Organizational Practices beyond Land Acknowledgements”

Friday, Mar 11, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

VIRTUAL - Zoom Webinar

Intersectional Ecologies Spring 2022 FlyerIntersectional Ecologies: Spatial Practices, Pedagogies, Imaginations Working Group
Institutional and Organizational Practices beyond Land Acknowledgements
with Wayne Yang (Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego) and Theresa Stewart-Ambo (Tongva/Luiseño) (Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Studies at UC San Diego)

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Land acknowledgments are a growing and evolving social justice, and decolonial practice in the U.S. Often recited at the beginning of an event to acknowledge the original caretakers of a region, these gestures can be seen as performative and empty. This conversation will discuss how organizations can move beyond rote gestures that only acknowledge Indigenous Peoples and their homelands to offer tangible recommendations of materializing relationships and resources that upend settler colonial structures and fortify Native nation-building such as land tax, land back, and land rematriation practices.   Learn more.

The Intersectional Ecologies working group is supported with grants from the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Center for Race and Gender, the Draper Architectural History Research Fund and the Arcus Chair of Gender, Sexuality & the Built Environment at the Architecture Department at UC Berkeley.

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