Social Sustainability Month 2013
Decolonizing Sustainability: Unsettling the Dominant Paradigm
CALL FOR EVENT PROPOSALS
Accepting Submissions until Oct 4th
Social Sustainability Month is a forum for building a sustainability movement that includes everyone. It explores the connections between the ecological, environmental justice, economic, political, human rights, and cultural dimensions of sustainability.
This year we want to explore ways of dismantling positions of power and privilege within the sustainability movement. What are some practical ways to do this? How do we honor indigenous and traditional connections to place?
Philosophies and frameworks of sustainability have existed for millennia previous to the current movement. What are some of the alternative, lesser known, or marginalized perspectives that guide a sustainable lifestyle or culture outside of the dominant paradigm?
What role has colonization played in silencing these voices?
How has colonization impacted people’s quality of life and the land inhabited by them?
What are some of the tools that can be used to highlight these narratives so that we can build a more equitable, accessible, and diverse movement? How can the power of story telling and oral traditions unsettle the mainstream narrative of the sustainability movement?
You are invited to submit event proposals responding to these themes to be reviewed for inclusion in Social Sustainability Month 2013. The due date for submissions is 4 October 2013.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE SUBMISSION FORM HERE: https://orgsync.com/13100/forms/81055
The planning committee will review each submission as it relates to the theme and questions prompted.