Work of Settler Colonialism II: Emergent Solidarities 

April 22, 2017, OISE Library at University of Toronto

9:00 – 9:30  Registration

9:30 – 10:00  Welcome & Opening Ceremony

10:00 – 11:05  Panel #1: “From Turtle Island to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime”

  • Claire Stewart-Kanigan (University of Victoria), “(En)countering Colonial Violence: Challenges in Community-based Sex Work Advocacy on Lekwungen and WSANEC Territory”
  • Rana Sukarieh (York University), “Your Cause is Mine: The Strategy of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement in Building Solidarity Alliances”
  • Yara Hawari and Francesco Amaruso (University of Exeter), “Including Palestine in Indigenous Studies: Challenges and Opportunities”

11:15 – 12:45  Panel #2: Against Extraction

  • Shiri Pasternak (Trent University), “Lawyers, Consultants, Accountants, Insurers: The Shadow Economy of Colonization”
  • Jen Preston (York University), “Dismantling ‘White Possession’: White Settler Colonialism and ‘Racial Extractivism’ in Canada”
  • Derek Kornelson (University of Manitoba), “Deconstructing Settler Colonial Domination: Implications for land-protectors and Indigenous-Settler alliances”
  • Eva Portillo (York University), “Decolonizing Settler Colonialism”

12:45 – 1:30  Lunch 

1:30 – 3:00  Panel #3: Unsettling Subjectivities

  • Ben Kapron (York University), “Settler Grounded Normativity: Learning Settler Decolonization through Engagement with Land”
  • Jamey Jesperson (New School), “Queer Resistance on Stolen Land: Trans* Settler Accountabilities in EnGendering Decolonization & the Collateral Queer Damage of Settler Colonialism”
  • Dolores Calderon (Western Washington), “Mestizo Longing as a Settler Futurity along the U.S./Mexico Borderlands”
  • Adam Lewis (York University), “Social Movements, Prefiguration and Settler Colonialism: From Radical Imagination to Decolonial Futures?”

3:00 – 3:15  Coffee Break

3:15 – 5:15  Keynote Roundtable

Moderated by: 

Dr. Eve Tuck (Unangax), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto


Bonita Lawrence (Mi’kmaw), York University

Vanessa Gray (Anishinaabe), Aamjiwinaang & Sarnia Against Pipelines

Kyle Mays Wabinaw (Black/Saginaw Chippewa), University of North Carolina

Anne Spice (Tlingit), CUNY Graduate Center

Matt Chrisler, CUNY Graduate Center

5:15 – 5:30 Closing Ceremony


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