About the talk:
Many people are searching for how to answer the call for social justice in politically responsible ways—while navigating the tricky landscape of identity politics, allyship, and meaningful solidarity. How do our political commitments to freedom depend on awareness of others’ stories and histories in a damaged world so interlaced with violence and oppression? Addressing this question through an anticolonial, internationalist feminist framework, this presentation charts a visionary path towards a shared project of liberation. The talk foregrounds relationality, trust, humility, critical self-reflexivity, and learning as the cornerstones of being a good comrade in global struggle.
About the speaker:
Jaskiran Dhillon is an anti-colonial scholar and organizer who grew up on Treaty Six Cree Territory in Saskatchewan, Canada. Her work spans the fields of settler colonialism, anthropology of the state, environmental justice, anti-racist feminism, colonial violence, political ecology, and youth studies. Her writing has been published in The Guardian, The Nation, Cultural Anthropology, Feminist Formations, Environment and Society, Social Texts, and Decolonization among other venues. She is the author of Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention (2017) and co-editor of Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement (2019). Jaskiran is an associate professor of global studies and anthropology at The New School and served as the founding president of The New School's AAUP Chapter. She is also building a radical, community bookstore in West Philadelphia.