we saw it happen

random thoughts.
By Kevin Jones

Unearthing: Un-settling by nisha ahuja

"Do you hear that? In the distance, but like it’s right underneath us? She’s running from that rumbling. In White Face. The colonized becomes the colonizer. The settled-on becomes the settler. Disease settles into the body, heart, mind, and spirit. Until the rumbling erupts, forcing an unsettling. Who is on top? Who is at the centre? And is that really where we want to be?"

Un-settling was originally commissioned by Ontario Council for International Cooperation for International Development Week 2012, and toured through schools in Ontario with a theatre-based workshop exploring the impacts of colonial legacies on gender, race, class, power, and privilege. It was a continuation of nisha’s previous work World of Bananas.

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