Over the Levee, Under the Plow: A 4-Day Traveling Seminar

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, September 29, 2019 (All day)

This itinerant seminar considers the ongoing geological, biological, and social formation of the Midwest in order to locate the historical, political and philosophical roots of the environmental crisis as it manifests in this territory. The seminar unfolds over five days in the landscape marked physically by the action of glaciers, shaped by the enduring presence of Indigenous nations, and defined politically by the colonization that intensified after the 1832 Black Hawk conflict. Bringing together Native leaders, local residents, scholars, activists, and artists for a series of lectures, tours, and conversations, the seminar aims to understand the origins and effects of the present engineered landscape and build alliances for more just and sustainable futures. Participation is free and open to the public by registration; see website for detailed schedule.

Free and open to the public.