“What if we're preserving the planet for our bacterial ancestors who are our oldest ancestors and will probably be the last of us on this planet. Like what if our work is to sustain and preserve a planet for the more than human life as well? Vast kinship networks, including the children and not limited to the children. So all of our kin.” –Michael Morris
Conversation Date and Location
August 30, 2019 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Michael uses they/them pronouns and references several beautiful resources that have come in the podcast many times and others that may be new for listeners. Here are a few links to get you started reading and viewing:
From Duke University Press a discussion of: Anthropocene, Capitaloscene, and Chthulucene
Read and listen to:
Ursula K. LeGuin www.ursulakleguin.com/
Angela Davis www.democracynow.org/2020/6/12/ange…istoric_moment
bell hooks www.bellhooksinstitute.com/
Alexis Pauline Gumbs www.alexispauline.com/
Deleuze and Guattari write about lines of flight and rhizomes in A Thousand Plateaus and other texts
Dori Midnight: dorimidnight.com/about/
Donna Haraway and the documentary on her life and work: vimeo.com/253307449
Learn more about Michael Morris and Kelly Klein’s “Dancing Body Magic” workshop which premiered with the Livable Futures community.
A correction from Michael:
Hi everyone. This is Michael. I have a quick addendum to this episode. In our discussion of magic, in my enthusiasm, I misattributed a definition of magic to Doreen Valiente that was actually given to us by Dion Fortune and popularized by Starhawk. Dion Fortune said that magic is the art of changing consciousness at will. Fortune was a British occultist and ceremonial magician who was very influential on later 20th century witches and occultists. Because I consider citation and attribution to be part of a feminist praxis, especially when crediting the work of women who often go uncredited, it felt important to add this note, and I am grateful for Norah including it.
So, thank you for listening and be well.