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Climate Justice in So-Called Canada
November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WRITING A ROADMAP TO A LIVEABLE FUTURE
The climate crisis is here, and the end of this world—a world built on land theft, resource extraction, and colonial genocide—is on the horizon. In The End of This World: Climate Justice in So-Called Canada various authors provide a compelling roadmap to a livable future, Indigenous sovereignty, and climate justice. Join us for a discussion hosted by Ki’en Debicki with contributing authors Angele Alook, David Gray-Donald, and Bronwen Tucker.
Drawing on their work in Indigenous activism, the labour movement, youth climate campaigns, community-engaged scholarship, and independent journalism, the six authors show that a just transition from fossil fuels cannot succeed without the dismantling of settler capitalism in Canada. Together, they envision a near future where oil and gas stay in the ground; where a caring economy provides social supports for all; where wealth is redistributed from the bloated billionaire class; and where stolen land is rightfully reclaimed under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of Indigenous peoples.
Packed with clear-eyed analysis of both short- and long-term strategies for radical social change, The End of This World promises that the next world is within reach and worth fighting for.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Angele Alook is an assistant professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at York University. She is a proud member of Bigstone Cree Nation in Treaty Eight territory, where she has carried out research on issues of sociology of family and work, resource extraction, school-to-work transitions, Indigenous identity, and seeking the good life (miyo-pimatisiwin) in work-life balance. Her current research examines a just transition away from fossil fuels. She is an active member of the labour movement and a former labour researcher in the movement.
David Gray-Donald is a media worker, fundraiser, and climate justice advocate living in Toronto. He was the publisher of Briarpatch Magazine in Treaty Four (Regina, Saskatchewan) until 2019, and co-founded Resource Movement, a group of young people with class privilege or wealth working toward the redistribution of wealth, land, and power. He is an editor with the Media Co-op and recently co-launched a free alt magazine in Toronto, The Grind.
Bronwen Tucker is a researcher at Oil Change International and a community organizer with Climate Justice Edmonton. She got involved in politics through free tuition, fossil fuel divestment, and anti-austerity work as a student organizer in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal), and now calls ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ Amiskwacîwâskahikan Beaver Hills House (Edmonton) home.
Dr. Ki’en Debicki is Assistant Professor of English and Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies at McMaster University. Their research interests include trees, stories, wampum, queer Indigenous literatures, disability justice, critical race studies, revolution, and all things Haudenosaunee. Ki’en is an Indigiqueer, enby prof who lives, works, and plays in Anonwarore’tsherakayon:ne (Hamilton) with their kid, their mini schnauz, and their ADHD.
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