Decoloniality and Aging Activisms


So much to think about following the 2016 National Women's Studies Association Conference. Maddy, May and Melissa were grateful to gather with so many feminist thinkers and creators and grateful to the Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) on whose traditional and unceded territories we gathered as uninvited guests. We are sitting with the words of so many important thinkers and creators: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Audra Simpson, Chineya ​Oparah, Kim TallBear, Angela Davis, Chandra Mohanty, Nantali Indongo, and so many more.

As their words resound in our heads and hearts and we puzzle through what they might mean for us and for our work with Aging Activisms, ​we wanted to offer all of you the opportunity to listen and sit with these words along with us. You can listen here to Leanne's keynote and to the plenaries with Audra Simpson, Kim TallBear, Chineya Oparah, Nantali Indongo, Favianna Rodriguez, Natalie Diaz, Anna Carastathis, Sirma Bilge, and Ange-Marie Hancock. We are so grateful for all that these folks have shared, and hope that you can share in it too.


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Aging Activisms is a program of activist research, academic mentorship, and intergenerational community-building led by
Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Gender and Feminist Studies at Trent University.

Thanks to Ben Hodson for our graphic. The photos on our site have been taken by members of the Aging Activisms research team and our participants and collaborators. Web design by Eugenia Ochoa and Melissa Baldwin.