Social Sustainability Month: How to Make Your Own Deodorant: White Performativity and Privilege within the Sustainability Movement
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:00pm


Location: Women’s Resource Center (Basement of Montgomery Bldg)

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm


How have colonial privileges sustained themselves and how do people who value sustainability draw upon colonial legacies in their work? We’ll explore the relationships between social identities, personal action, and systems of oppression by focusing on one particular type of relationship to dirt - more specifically, masking the ‘stank’ produced by the microorganisms who inhabit our armpits. Participants in this very participatory workshop will walk away with an understanding of some of the history of hygiene, a lens through which they can analyze how whiteness flows through sustainability work, and a little bit of homemade deodorant.


Social Sustainability Month

Decolonizing Sustainability:

Unsettling the Dominant Paradigm