JUNE – SEPTEMBER 2020
The GEN In Conversation Series is a four-month online programme of talks and interactive workshops designed for the curious mind. From June through to September 2020, we are bringing together activists, academics, community practitioners, artists, writers, dancers and researchers to share their insights and lived experiences from Regenerative Justice, land rights and colonisation; to Food Sovereignty, Agroecology, Alternative Economics and the Conservation Revolution: with much more in between!
Each month will be dedicated to dissecting and exploring a specific theme, with our programme evolving and adapting to our daily-changing current political and global situation. Since its founding in 2011, via our in-person events, GEN has brought together hundreds of people dedicated to working for social and ecological justice and wellbeing: we thought it was time to spread our wings and take some of our events online.
June: Weaving land, life and justice within, through and beyond colonisation. In the first part of this series, Octaviana Valenzuela Trujillo, Wangui wa Kamonji and Camille Barton shared their lived experiences of coloniality, whilst unpacking the current opportunity we are faced with: to re-consider the path we have been on as a global community and sow seeds to create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Read more here.
July: What does food mean to me, you, us? Constanza Monterrubio Solís, Mama D Ujuaje, Gary Martin and Merelyn Valdivia Díaz shared their journeys and the transformative experiences which sculpted and informed the approaches they now take with food issues they engage with. Through the lenses of biocultural heritage, critical food advocacy, Community Centred Knowledge, local product commercialisation and Farmer Field Schools, our speakers weaved stories and experiences which sit at the intersections of justice, power and resilience. Read the announcement here.
Our August and September programme will be released soon. Watch this space!