Dr. Jaskiran Dhillon of the New School for Social Research will be speaking on “Indigenous Resistance, Planetary Dystopia, and Environmental Justice” – Monday Oct. 7, 4pm in Diamond 122.
Professor Dhillon’s research brings together critical indigenous studies, settler colonialism, youth studies, and climate justice activism. Her book, Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention, explores the lives of urban indigenous youth through their engagement with state power and social activism. At Colby she’ll be speaking about the interconnections between indigeneity, ongoing settler colonial violence, and current debates over the climate crisis. How are Indigenous political struggles for decolonization and freedom made both audible and powerful within the broader scope of impending planetary dystopia?
Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Oak Institute for Human Rights, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Office of the Provost.
All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.