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Decolonising 1492

How do we understand the colonial legacies of 1492 and move towards a just future beyond colonial capitalism?
This event is in English
Monday 28 Sept, 20.30
ma 28 sep, 20.30
Online via LIVECAST

In relation to Indigenous Liberation Day on the 12th of October we will start a triology of online series together with Indigenous diaspora, solidarity organizations, NGOs, artists and researchers. To kick-off this series we will look at the symbolic beginning of colonial capitalism which institutionalized slavery, genocide and ecocide. Specifically we will look at the meaning and impact of 1492, the year in which on the 12th of October Columbus arrived in the Americas/Abya Yala. How do we see the legacies and history of 1492 reproduced in today's world? What are the obstacles for holistic and reparatory justice? And how can we respond to these challenges? In what way can decolonial thinkers reshape our understanding of history and the present? And How can we invite people to join a dialogue towards re-imagining decolonial futures? Towards a Century of Indigenous Liberation.

This event is in English
Monday 28 Sept, 20.30
Online via LIVECAST