With Brian Dykstra, Interdisciplinary Researcher
Diverse, vital ties between human cultures, bees, and ecosystems are disrupted by colonialism. This class uses human-bee relationship case-studies from different regions (including California) to critically examine harmful historical and ongoing eurocentric momentum as well as positive contemporary acts of change, resistance, and reclamation. Topics include traditional ecological knowledge of bees, cosmological significance of bees, food sovereignty, and public perceptions of the problems facing bees. This class integrates history, culture, and environmental studies. The goal is to decolonize our relationships with bees.
Fri., March 12 • 3-5 p.m. [NOTE: Date change since catalog publication]
$15 • Class #: 24282