Friday Oct 30, 8:30-9:30 am pst 

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Unsettling the Present: FemiQueer Frames 



"In this three-part series, we invite artists, scholars, educators, and activists, working across transnational contexts to join us for a conversation about Traditional Ecological Knowledge, indigenous cosmopolitics, public education, and femiqueer futurities.

What can we learn from our pasts, as scholar-activists in this moment of crisis, where new directions seem possible?

How do we understand collectivity, community, and the publics in these divisive times?

How do we recognize and recenter the spirit in our political work today?

What is the role of education in political transformation?

How do extend and transform feminist, queer, trans genealogies for the present?

To engage these questions and more, Dr. Fawzia Afzal-Khan’s (Montclair State University) Feminist Theory classroom will be open to the public over three Fridays (8:15-9:30 am  PST/11:15am-12:30pmEST). The sessions will be recorded and then broadcast over public radio (Berkeley’s KPFA 94.1 Apex-Express) at a later time, bringing the classroom to the community.


Oct 30: Activist Futures and the Pedagogy of Water

Kim Solga is Professor of Theatre Studies in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University, which is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak and Attawandaron peoples and governed by the Dish With One Spoon Covenant Wampum. Kim (she/her) works on feminist performance theory and practice, on urban performance studies, and has most recently begun a project investigating how women-identified directors are challenging traditional methods of staging Shakespeare and his contemporaries, from conception/design through rehearsal and beyond. Kim writes about performance, teaching and activism on the blog she founded in 2013, The Activist Classroom.

Alex Wilson, Opaskwayak Cree Nation, is a professor with the Department of Educational Foundations and the Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Wilson’s scholarship has greatly contributed to building and sharing knowledge about two spirit people, Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous land-based education and the prevention of violence in the lives of Indigenous peoples. Dr. Wilson is one of many organizers with the Idle No More and One House Many Nations movements, integrating radical education movement work with grassroots interventions that prevent the destruction of land and water.

Nov 20: Larval Futures and the Pedagogy of the Pluriverse

Larval Rock Stars is an ongoing multi-modal project (website, writing, performance/sound/video experiments, couplings, twinning, etc) of the distributed intelligence of the orbifold twins who hold the larvae between them - Pilarva (Praba Pilar) and Larvaidya (Anuj Vaidya), also known as Pilarvaidya. We intersect the bio-techno-critical and the absurd as the segmented paramythology of larvae of the post-human future. “Behold the larva we hold between us – the formless, shapeless, and unknowable potential for new life on earth.” Born of prophesy, and precipitated by the hubris of man, LRS brings tidings of a new future – a post-human future, and offers movement from necrotic egocentrism to biotic ecocentrism.
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recording from 'Autonomous Futures and the Pedagogy of the Seed': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgmN0myFk1E&t=4s






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Think tank for the UC COLA movement.
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