With/out Modernity: Congress feedback

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8 Replies to “With/out Modernity: Congress feedback”

  1. Having a safeplace to undo was so amazing and rare. what i unlearned i will carry with me to other spaces in the university and beyond, through time and space. thank you!

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  2. With/out modernity was an incredible experience for me. I was invited into a space that made me feel as though I could listen and speak both on my own terms. This collective brought together an incredible array of speakers and knowledge-holders whose inter-dialogue generated a meeting of ideas in a way that was accessible, yet exposed the complexities and entanglements of our time. Questions of colonialism and capitalism were brought in and spoken to with complex clarity that included a plurality of ways of knowing, that opened mine and my friends’ minds to our differences, similarities, and how all of those are partial pieces of plural truths. I enjoyed this conference side event so much that I attended all days but one, and even invited my father and brother to join. My brother came back the day after.
    I will carry forward, in tandem with the teachings generously offered, the relationships that hold those teachings, as well. I feel opened and openings towards new relationships and hopefully new ways of relating that go deep into areas such as love, care, healing, resistance, education and pedagogy, as well as emotion and spirit.

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  3. A truly embodied and generative experience of difficult decolonial topics and questions. I appreciate the diversity of Indigenous perspectives and wisdom that was offered throughout the 4 days I attended. I am still unpacking some of what I learned and will for some time… but I already am changing the ways that I approach my own work in my institution. For now it just looks like slowing down, but in taking that time I am questioning who is centred, and who is not, and what the relationship to our responsibility to the planet might be, for any given project . With gratitude to all the organizers, participants and people behind the scenes who supported this educational opportunity.

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  4. With/out modernity made the impossible possible. An academic context serving as a space for a very diverse/intersectional group of participants to engage in intellectual, somatic and spiritual work. Where we were able to face and aknowledge the violences inherent to our construction as political subjects whilst attempting to also move beyond the fixture of identities into a space of inseparability; where healing and the nurturing of life could be attented to on a very personal/intimate and also wider metabolic level. Such spaces are so rare and extremely important in our current times. Thank you to everyone who contributed directly and indirectly in conceiving, supporting and participating in this deeply moving event. I truly hope we will meet again.

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  5. With/out Modernity showed me that higher education can, indeed, be otherwise. I never thought it was possible to find a safe place where to reflect in the way the collective invited us within an institution such as UBC. I’m still thinking about everything I experimented in the congress, the conversations we held and the reflections these triggered on me. I expect all these reflections will significantly impact my teaching and art practices towards more sensitive ways of engaging with plurality. Thank you all With/out Modernity guests: your sharp thoughts, sensitiveness and great attitude taught me a lot; and thank you to the collective members for making this instance possible.

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  6. I was very touched by the people who attended the gathering. I believe the topic is a beginning of a new era that is long over due; in my opinion, particularly for the Indigenous people of Canad; we are subjected to a lot of oppression and that oppression is still very much alive. I thank the International delegates for listening to the trauma we are subjected to from the current Canadian government.

    Andrew Sheer the leader for the Conservative party has out righly denied the term genocide used on the final report of the Missing and Murdered Women and Girls; this occurs when Indigenous peole tell the truth.

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  7. I was very touched by the people who attended the gathering. I believe the topic is a beginning of a new era that is long over due; in my opinion, particularly for the Indigenous people of Canada; we are subjected to a lot of oppression and that oppression is still very much alive. I thank the International delegates for listening to the trauma we are subjected to from the current Canadian government.

    Andrew Sheer the leader for the Conservative party has out righly denied the term genocide used on the final report of the Missing and Murdered Women and Girls; this occurs when Indigenous peole tell the truth.

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