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Decolonial Dialogues Series: Cultivating Solidarity Among Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) Students – Sustaining Our Futures Together

February 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Connect with artists and educators Adeerya Johnson, Justin Ducharme, and Minelle Mahtani on moving forward in solidarity as IBPOC students in a safe space.

Snacks and beverages will be provided. 

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About the speakers

Adeerya Johnson
Adeerya Johnson is a digital collections archivist from Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC studying Black women’s connections to southern hip-hop dance cultures.

Currently, she is working on a two-year project where she amplifies historical scholarship within the field of hip hop studies through digital archiving at the Museum of Pop Culture. Her research explores hip-hop feminism, Black geographies, and southern hip-hop dance through her theory, Dirty South Feminism.

Justin Ducharme
Justin Ducharme is a writer, filmmaker, and curator from the Métis community of St. Ambroise on Treaty 1 Territory. He was selected as a fellow in the Sundance Film Festival’s 2022 Native Film Lab with his television pilot “POSITIONS” based on his short film of the same name. He was the recipient of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Barry Avrich Fellowship and is an alumnus of their 2021 Filmmaker Lab. He is the co-editor of Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers Poetry published by Arsenal Pulp Press. His writing has been featured in Canadian Art, Room magazine, Prism International and Filmmaker magazine. 

Minelle Mahtani
Minelle Mahtani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC. She currently holds the Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies. She is a former radio host, television producer, and her memoir May it Have a Happy Ending is forthcoming from Penguin Random House. She holds a Queen Elizabeth 2 Diamond Jubilee Medal, a British Columbia Association of Broadcasters Award, and is a sheepadoodle guardian.

About the Decolonial Dialogues series
The Decolonial Dialogues: Cultivating Solidarity Among Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) Students is a series of sessions running from October 2022 to February 2023. Delivered in a conversational format with time for students to interact, these sessions provide a safe space for IBPOC students to hear from speakers and connect with each other over sincere and courageous conversations on specific themes.