Date(s) - 20/02/2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Host: Cait of Gentle Geographies
6 virtual sessions, Sundays 10-11:30am PST
Feb 20, Mar 6, 20, April 3, 17, May 1
What does it mean to be here now?
How does community, tradition and heritage shape our conceptions of who we are and how we respond to the conditions we find ourselves living in?
In coming to terms with how to love, how to live and how to be in relationships while preserving our truth, join us in the Spring for Networks of Care to connect around supporting ourselves and each other during disaster. As an experiment in imagining relationships and care outside of charity, domination and ownership, we will build personal mycelial maps from hypha to network and begin to assemble our disaster planning kits while we explore stories of maintaining community, tradition and heritage during migration and pressures of assimilation — reaching to ancestral tactics for survival, including caring for the inherited objects and practises we cherish today as keys to who we are, why we are and who we might become as future ancestors. Lets all bring our questions and our ideas and explore these notions together, lifting each other up, and leave feeling better resourced then when we began.
Image courtesy of Cait.
Cait is a community organizer of Doukhobor decent working on stolen Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) lands, primarily in the Downtown Eastside. She studied Geography at SFU and serves as vice president of the Vancouver Mycological Society and chair of the Hives for Humanity board in addition to being a founding member of their Community Engagement Committee — a governance initiative that mushroomed out of an ongoing process exploring informed consent and ethical research in the Downtown Eastside.
Her embodied, land-based research praxis, Gentle Geographies, moves to build accountable relationships outside of domination and vision worlds without policing. Through this, she is curious about experiments in living: small studies in community that often consider the geographies of her utopian-commune-settler ancestors through a queer and neurodivergent lens. Cait is a weaver working with seeds and field recording – navigating overwhelm by slowly moving towards ecological restoration, coastal adaptation and counter mapping.
This is a paid guild with tiered pay-as-you-can tickets:
$108 – Sponsored Placement (SP)
$131 – Volunteer Supported (VS)
$152 – Community Patron (CP)
Subsidized spaces in this program are available thanks to the generous donations of EartHand community members. For more information about our pricing scale see this blog post.