Beyond Pipelines and Prisons: Infrastructures of Abolition
- October 26, 2020
- 6:30 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT
- Online Platform: Zoom
This event will feature two extraordinary feminist, anti-colonial thinkers in dialogue about how to build the infrastructures that can take us beyond planetary social and ecological collapse. Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Anishinaabe leader Winona LaDuke are both decorated authors who are also deeply invested and active in on-the-ground social transformation. They have both built vital infrastructures for survival and flourishing in their respective communities and are active in struggles against the expansion of toxic and colonial infrastructures like pipelines and prisons. Despite the deep connections in their work and their wide renown as community and movement leaders, Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Winona LaDuke have never appeared together before. This special event will draw on their lived experiences in urban communities and on remote Indigenous reservations respectively, to explore what a decolonized, ecologically and socially just future might look like, rooted in the revolutionary but also profoundly practical work of infrastructure.
Co-presented with the University of Toronto Department of Geography & Planning.