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The History of Looting Under Capitalism

Presenter: Hannah Wilson '22

Description: What role has looting historically played in social movements? This presentation will discuss the racial ramifications of capitalism, the history of looting as a form of protest, and pose the question of whether looting is a justifiable response to racial capitalism.

Zoom Presentation

"Running for Her Very Life": Ecological Violence and Racial Violence

Presenters: Professor Elna Solvang and Professor Michael Johnson, Religion Department; Elise Grabinger '23

Description: In the song "Battered Earth," musician Michelle Lanchester imagines the early fleeing from the abuse she is suffering and "running for her very life." The roots of ecological violence and of racial violence in the United States are deeply intertwined. This session will utilize the wisdom of Ecowomanist theologians, such as Dr. Melanie Harris, in considering theological frameworks that challenge domination, dehumanization, colonization and commodification, and that bring together ecological repair and racial repair.

Zoom Presentation

Using Curiosity to Achieve Equality: How to Know What You Don't Know

Presenters: Jennie Archer, Allison Bundy, and Allie Thome, Library Faculty

Description: We often hear about the fatigue people from marginalized groups feel when they are asked to be an expert or educate others on issues affecting their communities. So, how can practice good allyship? Learn to identify gaps in your knowledge and learn more about topics and perspectives that are often excluded from history books and other mainstream sources. Join Concordia Library staff for a hands-on workshop and learn how to find the answers to your questions and how to share your findings on Wikipedia so others can learn about them too.

Zoom Presentation

The Civil Rights Movement and White Resistance: Then & Now

Presenters: Professor Matthew Lindholm, Sociology and Social Work Department; Greg D. Wilson, Doctoral Student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Description: This session highlights the early years of the civil rights movement (CRM) in the U.S.’s Deep South. The session features doctoral student Greg D. Wilson (University of Wisconsin, Madison), who is currently conducting research and living in Montgomery, Alabama, the site of the most iconic action of the early CRM (the Montgomery bus boycott) and a center, today, of the racial justice movement in the Deep South. Wilson will report on conditions for racial justice in the Deep South today based on his research with Black-led nonprofit organizations. With the audience, he will also explore continuities and discontinuities of today’s racial justice movement with the early civil rights movement.

Zoom Presentation

The Nature Culture Divide

Presenter: Claire Mohr '22

Description: The Nature Culture Divide is an idea in Anthropology that explains the Western idea of how Western cultures view nature and culture as distinctly separate places. Consequences of this reflect how we approach not only climate change solutions but how we approach different cultural relationships with nature. Mohr will compare Western relationships with nature and Indigenous relationships with nature to understand how through colonization Western perspectives dominated decisions in land management and demonized Indigenous practices.

Zoom Presentation