“The Crisis”: A decolonial perspective.

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november, 2021

16nov9:15 am9:45 amVirtual Event"The Crisis": A decolonial perspective.9:15 am - 9:45 am Event Type :Question and Answer

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(Tuesday) 9:15 am - 9:45 am

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Our global human society is dominated by colonial hegemony – one that perpetuates patriarchy, racism and extractive capitalism to favour our global ruling classes, who are overwhelmingly white, male, and Western. European world domination caused climate change, and now it seeks to convince us that CO2 emissions and global heating are THE global crises. The Global North conveniently ignores root issues like egotistical narcissist leadership, white supremacy, neocolonialism and imperialism, and our collective moral and spiritual crises; in favour of continuing to perpetuate ecocide and ethnocide across the Global South.  As we lean into civilisational collapse, are we actually able to understand “the crisis”?

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Samantha Suppiah

Show bio +Samantha Suppiah is a design strategist for sustainability and regeneration, with a background in building and urban design, and a future in decolonial sustainability and regenerative urbanism.  She is a Southeast Asian trickster, systems navigator, and creative disruptor, weaving South-South regenerative dialogue, leadership and design. www.possiblefutures.earth | www.urbandoughnut.asia

Penelope Milner

Show bio +Penelope is a Geography BA with Quantitative Methods student at the University of Leeds. She is also a member of the steering group for the Green Futures Course at the Climate Challenge College in Todmorden. The course is focused on providing people over the age of 16 with knowledge of agroecology and renewable energies as well as practical skills including natural building and repairing and reusing materials to pursue a green career. She is also the founding President of Leeds Rotaract Club, which was recently established in October 2021. Rotaract is open to anyone aged 18-30 with a passion for creating a positive difference in the community, volunteering, and fundraising. Two key priorities for her are ensuring the protection of the natural environment and encouraging sustainability and biodiversity.

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