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Decolonial Ecology Day

Inspired by environmental engineer Malcom Ferdinand’s seminal work Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World, this day of intersectional reflection builds upon the understanding that in order to resolve the environmental crisis, we must take into account the social and racial inequalities inherited from colonialism and imperialism. Together with activists, artists, and thinkers, we invite you to join a conversation about ecology, land, and justice in solidarity with those fighting for them.

Activities of the Day

Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel: Where Are We Coming From? Where Are We Going?

10:30 a.m. / Opening Speech
With Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel
In English with simultaneous interpretation into French

On The Territory

11:45 a.m. / Conversation
With Elle Sofe Sara and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
In English with simultaneous interpretation into French

Enduring Futures: On Ecology and Justice

2 p.m. / Discussion
With artist and educator Kama La Mackerel and Lourdenie Jean, Ulivia Uviluk, Marie-Clarisse Berger and Kristen Perry
In French

The Écoscéno Method and Upcycling in Daily Life

4 p.m. / Lecture-workshop in collaboration with Écoscéno
With Jasmine Catudal + Marianne Lavoie
Bring along an item that you no longer find useful and are ready to let go.
In French


Snack Bar + Book Fair

For $5, enjoy lunch in excellent company at an environmentally friendly snack bar and hear the latest ideas in the field of decolonial ecology—straight from the source!

A Bookstravaganza!

On one side, a small, environmentally friendly pop-up bookstore run by our partner booksellers and publishers; on the other, a well-stocked library where you can trade for inspirational works without spending a dime.

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