Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:00 PM
Democratizing Knowledge (DK)
Collective presents the Webinar Series, Communities of Color,
(In)Justice, and Multiple Pandemics.
This series brings together
artists, community activists, scientists, and scholars to address the multiple
pandemics facing communities of color today, from police violence to COVID-19,
from environmental racism to economic injustice, to incarceration and
Our first webinar, Resisting the Racism of Covid-19, is
Please see DK's public
statement on the pandemic, "We Can't Breathe..." (June 2020).
second webinar, Centering Native American and Indigenous Communities:
Decolonizing Pandemic Politics, examines the crisis of Covid-19 within a
broader history of structural violence and its impact on land, language,
environment, and personal and communal wellbeing. The webinar reflects on the
realities of various nations, including the local Onondaga Nation.
speakers include: Betty Lyons (Onondaga
Nation, American Indian Law Alliance), Dr. Brian Thompson (Oneida / Onondaga Nation, Assistant
Dean for Diversity, SUNY Upstate Medical), and Dr. Jessica
Kolopenuk (Cree, Peguis First
Nation, University of Alberta, Canada). Dr. Danika Medak-Saltzman (Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Syracuse
University) will serve as co-facilitator.
Webinar 2: Centering Native American
and Indigenous Communities: Decolonizing Pandemic Politics
Monday, May 17
Cosponsored by African American Studies
(AAS), Cold Case Justice Initiative (CCJI), Cultural Foundations of Education
(CFE), Department of Biology, Latino and Latin American Studies Program (LLAS),
The Lender Center for Social Justice, Light Work, Native American and
Indigenous Studies, Sociology Department, Syracuse University Humanities Center,
Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS), and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE
Any questions? Please contact PJ