Sagorika Haque is a final year student of gender and political science from Dhaka, Bangladesh – one of the most disproportionately climate vulnerable regions in the world. Their research experience and interests lie at the intersections of human rights education, gender-based violence, intergenerational trauma, displacement, embodied knowledges, neocolonialism, political accountability, art, and transformative justice in historical and present South Asian spatiotemporal contexts. With publications across journals such as Decomp, Ignite, UJAH, the Garden Statuary, and URNCST, she is also a poet, activist, and hopeful future educator, currently working with the UBC English Language Institute and the AMS Advocacy Committee, passionate about exploring and embodying trauma-informed systems thinking and community-based interventions in and beyond both policy and curricula to erode cultures of heteropatriarchal capitalist violence towards more just, compassionate futures.
Primary Recipient Awards
The Wall Catalyst Student Fellow cohort will first come together to engage in the online, interdisciplinary Facing Human Wrongs course and subsequently work together on a number of public-facing projects.
The course content touches upon systemic, historical and ongoing violence, unsustainability, our complicities in social and ecological harm, and our tendency to address complex problems, such as biodiversity loss, food insecurity, economic and political crises, and the potential for social and environmental collapse, with simplistic solutions. The course requires students to be willing to be uncomfortable and to have their perspective challenged.
asha ; a transnational arts, education, research, & community organizing collective
Asha is a transnational arts and research collective developing local, global embodied knowledges based interventions through community organizing and multimedia social justice educational programming by, for, and with peoples who have experienced racialized and gendered oppression. We aim to be an open source multidisciplinary network of ecosystem of documentation around marginalized histories and futures that aim to uplift, celebrate, and mourn the urgent intersections of land, memory, climate crisis, and collective storytelling to foster senses of agency and belonging through community. Our multibranched structure addresses intersections between lived experiences of historical, ongoing structural violences, and cultural heritages threatened by ongoing colonial legacies.