EVENT | Decolonization 101: What it is and why it matters


Decolonization 101: What it is and why it matters
Community Forum organized by Streams of Justice

Glen Coulthard – Yellowknives Dene scholar and author of Red Skin, White Masks
Tracey Jastinder Mann – Migrant justice activist with No One Is Illegal
Ivan Drury – Writer, historian and community organizer / activist
Natalie Knight – Yurok researcher and poet

Monday, June 2, 2014
Shared meal at 6.30 pm with  panel and discussion starting at 7:00 pm

Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, 1803 East 1st Ave
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory

Colonization is not only a past historical process of domination violently imposed on Indigenous people; it’s a political and economic structure that continues to oppress and control their lives, despite official state apologies and strategies of cultural recognition. Decolonization signals a process of departure from colonial ways, but what does it mean and what might it entail for both Indigenous people and settlers? What obligations does it place upon all of us to change our ways of thinking and living together? This community forum will open up space for probing these crucial issues.

All are welcome!

Organized by Streams of Justice