The Henceforward is a podcast that considers relationships between Indigenous Peoples and Black Peoples on Turtle Island.
Through this podcast series, we take an open and honest look at how these relationships can go beyond what has been constructed through settler colonialism and antiblackness, we investigate what our mutual obligations and possibilities for contingent collaboration are, and much much more.
We aim to approach these charged questions with generosity and complexity.
We reconsider the past and reimagine the future, in The Henceforward.
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In November 2017, Indigenous and Black community members, scholars, and activists gathered at the University of Toronto to discuss getting elsewhere.
In this episode, Chris Ramsaropp, Greer Babazon and Nisha Toomey discuss Toronto’s rapid gentrification. We visit the kitchen table to unpack what communities are most impacted by gentrification; explore how gentrification has been, and continues to be, justified by (settler colonial) logics of progress and inevitability; and we speak with a resident of Toronto’s Junction area on the shifted/shifting community.
In this episode, Carey DeMichelis & Bea Jolley delve into the Canadian rhetoric of multiculturalism. The Kitchen Table discusses what multicultural discourses miss and mask. And we are joined by Tiffany King, Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Michael Dumas, Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in the Graduate School of Education and the African American Studies Department.
In this episode, Sefanit Habtom and Sigrid Roman interview Naomi Rincón Gallardo and Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, creators of the Formaldehyde Trip and Unearthing. In Conversation, respectively. Naomi and Belinda generously share their artistic decision-making processes, how they see art as resistance, and speak to future generations of Black and Indigenous peoples.
This episode explores the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program in Canada by considering the modes of surveillance, exploitation, denial and violence embedded in the program.
In a deliberate attempt to un-forget erased histories, this snack episode considers a housing co-op in Toronto’s downtown core.
In this episode, various voices consider self-care in the work of the henceforward. There is a discussion of self-care collectively vs. individually, Elder Jacqui Lavalley generously explains smudging, and dark sousveillance* is offered as a form of self-care.
In this episode, Danielle Cantave and Sefanit Habtom interview Robyn Maynard, author of the new book Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present.
In this episode, Simone Weir, Kate Curtis, and Jessamyn Polson feature extended interviews with Gita Madan and Tanya Aberman about the safety of Toronto schools for Black and undocumented youth.
In this episode, Erin Soros interviews writer, Alicia Elliott. Alicia discusses writing in the “messy zone” without answers, her reasons for writing creative non-fiction, and much more.
In this episode, Jessamyn Polson, Kate Curtis, and Greer Brabazon linger with water and all of its rushing meaning. Including an extended interview with Dr. Karyn Recollet, this episode considers ways to find ourselves back in love and in good relation to the water. Other contributors include Simone Weir, Erin Soros, and Sandi Wemigwase.
A Different Booklist is an independent bookstore and cultural centre in Tkaronto that specializes in books from the African and Caribbean diaspora. Itah generously outlines the history of the space, naming many prominent writers, poets, and publishers along the way.
In this episode, Marie Laing, Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing, Sandi Wemigwase, and Sefanit Habtom sit with Kyle Mays to discuss his work as a Black-American Saginaw Anishinaabe scholar and hip-hop enthusiast.
This episode features the full discussion between Dr. Eve Tuck and Dr. Rinaldo Walcott that took place at the Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education Conference at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education on September 30, 2016.
In this snack episode, Melissa Wilson and Lynn Ly provide an overview of the work that the Henceforward podcast sets out to do.