Colonization, Decolonization, and Solidarity

This is an excellent article, and should hopefully provide folks with some really important things to think and talk about. Folks of colour also have so much to trouble and think about in relation to our roles in colonization, decolonization, and solidarity – especially because anti-racist work has often problematically grouped us with Indigenous people and struggles, thereby often obscuring our own complicity within on-going and historical colonization.

Challenging Racism and the Problem with White “Allies”: A Conversation with David Leonard

Sabina Chatterjee is an activist, artist, and academic currently completing a graduate degree in Dispute Resolution at the University of Victoria. As a racialized settler, she acknowledges that she is an uninvited guest on the land of Coast Salish and Straights Salish peoples. Sabina has held leadership positions in service provision agencies focused on providing support for street-involved youth for 17 years and is currently the Organizational Director of antidote: Multiracial and Indigenous Girls and Women’s Network. Critical thinking, social justice, and decolonization are themes that are deeply woven within Sabina’s support provision, activist work and research. After a lifetime of being told she is a troublemaker (like it's a bad thing) she feels lucky that she gets to hang out with other super amazing members of Truth Telling and Trouble Making.

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