We acknowledge that this event will take place on unceded, traditional and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. The xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territory on which UBC is situated was never surrendered, relinquished, or handed over by xʷməθkʷəy̓əm to Canada or British Columbia through a treaty or other means; it is sovereign and unsurrendered.
*About the Event:*
5:00-7:30 March 15th
Media Centre in the Global Lounge
Complementary food will be provided from Virtuous Pie.
This event will focus on how capitalism is connected to a number of global crises. Guest lecturer, Dr. Litsa Chatzivasileiou, will discuss the myth of green capitalism and the connection between capitalism and the ecological, human, and non-human devastation of the planet. This event will be thought-provoking and there will be a discussion period after the presentation.
This event is by donation: suggested donation is $5. 50% of donations from this event will go to Pull Together, an organization dedicated to supporting indigenous communities in their legal fight to protect their land from exploitative and destructive projects like Kinder Morgan. Your donations will also go towards funding future related events. Vegans of UBC is a new club on campus that emphasizes the importance of diet within the sustainability dialogue.
*About the Speaker:*
Litsa Chatzivasileiou is a sessional instructor at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice. She is a deep green environmentalist, social justice activist and educator. She teaches film and popular culture with a special emphasis on resistance and decolonizing movements. Both her teaching interests and activist work focus on Indigenous justice and black liberation movements, Muslim women's movements, anti-capitalist struggles, migrant struggles, post-civilization and environmental justice grassroots activism, and animal rights feminism. She has a soft spot for her students and never misses an opportunity to implant in them radical “seeds” of social justice.