Building Scyborgs. An evening on decolonization

February 13, 2024 6:30 pm

Town Hall Seattle, Livestream (Hybrid)

Headshot of K. Wayne Yang, an Asian man with shaved head in three quarter profile looking away from the camera, wearing a straw hat, orange framed glasses, and a pale green button down shirt


Monsters, machines, and mortals, we are the objects of colonization, and perhaps, we can be the agents of decolonization too. Join scholar, organizer, and co-conspirator K. Wayne Yang as he shares stories about decolonizing endeavors from past, present, future and speculative somewheres. How do we bend our own complicity in colonial institutions to forward Indigenous, Black, queer, and Other futures locally and globally? Come ready to consider your own scyborg powers and plans.

The livestream of this lecture will be accompanied by an ASL interpreter and will include CART captioning.

About the speaker

K. Wayne Yang

Provost of Muir College and Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego

K. Wayne Yang writes about decolonization and everyday epic organizing, often with his frequent collaborator, Eve Tuck, and sometimes for an avatar called la paperson. Drs. Tuck and Yang wrote “Decolonization is not a metaphor,” and they edit the book series, Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education. Writings by la paperson include the book, A Third University is Possible. Currently, he and Eve Tuck are convening the Land Relationships Super Collective with several Indigenous, Black, and people of color led community organizations engaged in land-based projects. Dr. Yang is also Provost of Muir College and Professor in ethnic studies at UC San Diego, where he co-founded the Indigenous Futures Institute and Black Like Water. 

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