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Meet 10C Changemakers: Allison and Nealob

Posted on: July 3, 2024

Allison Bishop and Nealob Kakar have been members at 10C since 2023. They are part of the Social Practice and Transformational Change PhD program at the University of Guelph.

Allison is a changemaker because her work supports the growing Indigenous-led conservation and stewardship movement in Canada. She seeks to elevate Indigenous-led conservation as an expression of Indigenous Nationhood and support the decolonial transformation of conservation more broadly. She hopes to contribute to the creation of healthy and just futures for all people and our more-than-human relatives.

Nealob is deeply interested in the ways racialized 2SLGBTQ+ survivors practice care, radical love, and mutual aid for one another in ways that colonial bodies of policy have not been able to. Her changemaker efforts aim to contribute to a body of knowledge that reconceptualizes the discipline of policy through critical community-based perspectives that rethink difference and radically reimagine transformative futures of care.

As 10C members they developed friendships and new connections that not only sustained them, but nourished and enriched their co-learning process. Pictured here in the 10C library, shows a map of their incredible collaborative work. They look forward to continuing to work at 10C in the next phase of their studies – and beyond.