Lee Maracle on Indigenous Feminisms and Decolonization

Lay Summary 

Lee Maracle came to Memorial in May of 2019 as one of the plenary speakers of a conference on feminism and decolonization: the annual meeting of philoSOPHIA, a society for continental feminist philosophy. Her visit was sponsored by several departments at Memorial, including English, Philosophy, Gender Studies, and Religious Studies; funded by the Conference Fund, SITA, and Quick Start; and supported by First Light and the Writers Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition to giving a keynote address at the conference, Maracle gave an interview at CBC, participated in a panel discussion about the future of feminism, and gave a reading of *Hope Matters*, a recent publication co-authored with her daughters Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter, at Eastern Edge Gallery. Maracle guided her audiences through literary enjoyment of her writing, political consideration of the tensions and relations between feminism and decolonization, and sheer human appreciation of her talent and insight.

Start date 
9 May 2019
End date 
11 May 2019