Black Perspectives on Environmental (In)Justice
Reclaiming our past, present and future for BIPoC FLINTA*
24.09.2021 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr
In this workshop environmental justice is told from an ancestral lense of resistance. Acknowledging the centuries old anti-colonial struggles, hearing the silenced movements and communities at the forefront of environmental/climate crisis and looking at the ignored forecasts for the next decades. We want to dismantle the dualistic, colonial, patriarchal knowledge system, which is still in operation today, shaping our life experiences and the environment we are part of.
This unavoidably leads to questioning the binaries between human & nature, men & women, Black & white. Reclaiming environmental, gender and racial justices is not a one time event, let's inspire and remind each other of what we already know. And deepen our understanding of our own entanglements, finding practical solution approaches together.
"...Seed to tree, tree to forest; Rain to river, river to sea; Grubs to bees, bees to
swarm. From one, many; from many, one; Forever uniting, growing, dissolving—
forever Changing...." Octavia Butler
We are planning the event to happen in real life on the 24th September 2021 6pm-
8pm in Berlin Kreuzberg. There will be safety and hygiene measures according to the covid situation. Depending on the covid legal situation, we might need to change the
event into an online format.
This Workshop is for BIPoC FLINTA* only. If you are not sure how to position let us know and we can try to support, if you like. We are looking forward to see you (-:
BIPoC: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour: People who have one or more parents or ancestors from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Whose ancestors are Rom*nija, Sint*ezza, Indigenous people from Australasia, from North, Central, and South
America, from the Caribbean, or from the Indian Ocean. Descendants of Europeans who migrated to Asia, Africa or the Americas for colonial and imperialistic reasons usually do not position as BIPoC
FLINTA*: Women, Lesbian, Inter, Non-binary, Trans, A-gender positioned people and further gender identities beyond the ruling norms