What: AlterKnowledge Discussion Series
Who: UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
When: Friday, March 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art (Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna)
UBC Okanagan’s AlterKnowledge Discussion Series invites members of the public to join in a conversation about what it means to be a ‘settler’ in the Okanagan today. What is the history of settlement here? What does it mean to recognize oneself as a guest in Syilx (Okanagan) territory?
Participants will discuss these questions in a participatory way—taking up the Recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which asks that we critically “reshape national history” and our relationships to it in the present.
The discussion event is designed to get people talking about how non-indigenous people can examine and transform their current and historical relationships to settler colonialism.
The AlterKnowledge Discussion Series aims to bring people together to discuss, share, and (un)learn. This year, as part of the university’s Centennial celebration, the AlterKnowledge Centennial Series focuses on critical engagements with the way colonialism continues to shape relationships, identity and place.
The event is free and open to the public.