Matters of Life and Death: Thinking at the End of ‘A’ World

“I’ve never cared much about my own personal death, but for some reason the collapse of entire ways of life – and in this case, the way of life, twisted yet beautiful, that made me what I am – has given me a shock” (Sha LaBare, 2015).

Please join us for the final fall iteration of the “Anthropocene, Ecology, Pedagogy: The Future in Question” discussion series with a special conversation between science fiction scholar and ‘barking moonbat’ Sha LaBare and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies Kim TallBear. As a culmination of the series discussions thus far, this conversation will question what it might mean to think and act at the precipice of the seemingly impending collapse of civilization as we know it. Tugging at the threads of what some have termed “ecological anxiety disorder” (Robbins & Moore, 2013) from both personal and theoretical perspectives, this conversation…

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About Makere

A transplanted New Zealand Scots/Maori academic/grandmother/random singer and sometime activist, my life is shaped by a deep conviction of the necessity for active critical engagement in the multi-faceted global and local crises of being and survival of species that confront us in the 21st century, the urgency of re-visioning the meaning of thriving together, and the contribution of Indigenous knowledge systems to a truly sustainable and just global society.
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