Decolonial Love

Véronik Picard , Emilie Monnet ,
Amel Zaazaa , Carole Karemera

What exactly is “decolonial love”—a love of the self and the other with revolutionary potential?


How do you talk about love and intimacy outside the oppressive constructs of colonialism, racism, sexism, and capitalism? What exactly is “decolonial love”—a love of the self and the other with revolutionary potential? Inspired by Émilie Monnet’s Neecheemus and the writings of Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Wendat author and journalist Véronik Picard leads a discussion of both personal and political issues with three women artists, activists, and thinkers.


Moderator Véronik Picard

With Carole Karemera + Émilie Monnet + Amel Zaazaa


Véronik Picard (Montreal)

Véronik Picard is a Wendake community native who now lives in Tiohtià:ke / Mooniyaang / Montreal. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in international studies and modern languages, Picard has numerous years of experience in both Canada’s Indigenous sector and in the world of Quebec journalism and media.

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Emilie Monnet (Montreal)

At the crossroads of theatre, performance, and sound, Émilie Monnet typically presents her work in the form of interdisciplinary stage plays and performative installations.

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Amel Zaazaa (Montreal)

Amel Zaazaa is an author, lecturer, and trainer. Early in her career, she worked for over 15 years in communications and political strategy for various governmental and community cultural institutions.

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Carole Karemera (Kigali)

An activist and advocate of creative freedom of expression in Africa, Carole Karemera is a versatile artist with over 25 years of experience in the fields of performing arts and cinema.

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