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Black and Indigenous Alliances: Reconfiguring Education for otherwise futures

1 December 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Faculty of Education’s Anti-Black Racism Committee (ABRC) invites you to this webinar, where panelists will create a space of inquiry and engagement through dialogue as they consider questions such as:

  • How might we think about education as a site that cultivates conditions for structural transformation and not just a place for the socialization and enculturation of young people?
  • What historical alliances can we take up in order to enact these changes?
  • Why and how could Black and Indigenous Peoples and their allies challenge systemic racist practices and institutions?
  • How do or do not these challenges differ pedagogically from the ‘multicultural’ ethos that dominates teaching and learning?

With this webinar the ABRC wishes to create a space for dialogical and listening practices that can be difficult. These are generative and necessary as imagining Otherwise Futures means undoing white supremacy and its ontological-epistemological logics.

Ixchel Bennett, doctoral candidate Indigenous PhD cohort and (former) Seconded Faculty, Faculty of Education; teacher, Toronto District School Board

Warren Crichlow, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education

Susan Dion, Associate Professor, Indigenous Education, Faculty of Education; Director, Master of Education Urban Indigenous Cohort, Indigenous PhD Cohort, BEd Waaban Indigenous Teacher Education

Carl James, Professor, Faculty of Education; Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora; Senior Advisor on Equity and Representation, York University

Nombuso Dlamini, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education; Chair, ABRC

Andrea Davis, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities, York University; Special Advisor, Anti-Black Racism Strategy, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Register in advance for this webinar at:
For further information contact, Barb Webster at websterb@edu.yorku.ca