Sugar Traces

How two women artists use sugar, water, and other elements to shed light on environmental justice in the Caribbean Sugar production and consumption in the Caribbean is inextricably linked to a history of colonization, with lasting impacts on environmental issues and gender dynamics today. In what ways do two Caribbean women artists express the relationship between sugar’s colonial history, environment, and gender? What role can women artists play in larger environmental and climate justice movements in the Caribbean? In this virtual panel, Dr. Myriam Chancy (novelist and professor) and Andrea Chung (visual artist) will speak to how they use sugar in their work to shed light on larger environmental issues in Haiti and Jamaica. A virtual convening hosted on November 19, 2020.



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