Tag Archives: History

Activism within Curation: Complicating the National Narrative with Kathryn Bridge

“If museums are the places in which the people go to see themselves or others, it stands that the museum is the place where community also goes to imagine.”

History, Justice, and the Constitution: Eric Adams

“One of the essentially hopeful ideas that resides at the heart of any legal order is that the law is aspirational. This necessarily involves critical reflection on the past as a way of trying to guide the future.”

On Privilege: Reflections on the Douglas Treaties Conference

The tour helped lift back the veil; I now see a very different place I call my home. Mark Albany enthusiastically showed us naïve tourists how most of the trees in the park near the beach had either been culturally modified due to bark stripping; or, had been tested for hollowness with searcher holes.

Video: S&A Forum Roundtable Discussion

This past Wednesday we launched the S&A Forum with the UVic community. It was an energizing afternoon with remarks from UVic Dean of Humanities, Dr. Chris Goto-Jones, and a roundtable discussion with Drs. John Lutz (Department Chair, History), Georgia Sitara (Instructor, History and Gender Studies), Karen Kobayashi (Associate Professor, Sociology), and Janni Aragon (Director – […]

Steadying ourselves for Trump

The election of Donald J. Trump on November 8, 2016 sent shockwaves throughout the world. In the wake of the election, open violence and hate speech towards already marginalized people has intensified in Canada and the United States. For those attentive to histories of racism and settler state violence, there are unsettling echoes of the 1940s rendered […]

History with a purpose: Jordan Stanger-Ross

We met with Landscapes of Injustice project director Jordan Stanger-Ross earlier this year, in advance of the forum launch. As Jordan keeps one foot in the trenches with his researchers and the other in the office as an administrator, we were interested to hear his perspective on the topic. “People are already having conversations about history,” […]

‘Indebted to activist scholarship’: Monique Flores Ulysses

Monique Flores Ulysses is a former Landscapes of Injustice research assistant now in the first semester of her PhD. I interviewed her earlier in the year, knowing of her interest in activist and grassroots movements historically in addition to her engagement with conversations around oppression and inequality today. As a characteristic millennial, I often encounter […]