From the grips of white, heterosexist, cisnormative, settler-colonial, capitalist patriarchy, we must reclaim our land, labor, lifeways, learning, and love! We will be launching the project in 2016 by beginning with a weekly reading group that hosts conversations discussing readings, poems, art, film, personal experiences, and the interweaving of all of these aspects, as we collectively unpack what queer ecologies means to us and what it looks like as a praxis for collective liberation. UC Berkeley students can receive 2 units credit to participate in the project as part of a DeCal (Democratic Education at Cal) Class.
How is a place, a home, an ecology, related to identities, bodies, and actions? What does it mean for something to be "natural" and what is a "natural body"? What are the similarities and differences- the intersections and the incommensurabilities- between the ways that our bodies and our lands are stolen from us; the ways borders and binaries are built between us; the ways that science and the state investigate and manage us? What healing could be possible in reweaving the tattered threads of our relationships? What does it mean for us to launch a queer ecological movement for collective liberation?
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