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Environmental Racism is Garbage, Virtual Research-Creation and Art Symposium

Thursday, May 27, 2021 – Saturday, May 29, 2021 (all day)
Room: 55 Front St E, 507
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Environmental Racism is Garbage, is a virtual research-creation and art symposium. This international event includes contributions and collaborations from visual and performance-based artists, curators, theorists and activists, who have created submissions that engage with the interconnections between environmental health, socio-economic conditions, racialized discrimination, social justice – with transdisciplinary work driven by creative inquiry and lived experience forefronted.

This virtual (web-based) symposium will be synchronous and asynchronous and feature:

  • A keynote address by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, a Greenlandic mask dancer, contemporary performance artist, and activist based in Iqaluit, May 27th @5:00 PM EST
  • A keynote address by Winona LaDuke, economist, environmental activist, and Executive Director of Honor the Earth, May 28th @12:00 PM EST
  • Artwork from 14 groups of artists working in a wide variety of media, displayed in the browser.
  • Four discussion panels


Funding for Environmental Racism is Garbage is generously provided by a Seed Box grant from Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, Raven Trust, Environmental Studies Queen's University, Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre,  Pannaguq, and Canada’s Waste Flow.

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