Past Event

Sugar's Traces

November 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sugar production and consumption in the Caribbean is inextricably linked to a history of colonization, with lasting impacts on environmental issues and gender dynamics today. In what ways do two Caribbean women artists express the relationship between sugar's colonial history, environment, and gender? What role can women artists play in larger environmental and climate justice movements in the Caribbean? In this virtual panel, Dr. Myriam Chancy (novelist and professor) and Andrea Chung (visual artist) will speak to how they use sugar in their work to shed light on larger environmental issues in Haiti and Jamaica.

This virtual panel is the inaugural convening for the digital humanities platform, Ecologies Entrelacées, which examines intersections of gender and critical ecology in the Caribbean. Visit the site to learn how to get involved and sign up for our mailing lists.

Cosponsors: The Columbia University Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality & the Barnard Center for Research on Women

Future events will convene on the following themes: beaches, bananas, gardens.