Decolonizing Together entails two day-long online symposia that will bring together faculty, faculty associates and staff at two post-secondary institutions in B.C., as well as school associates and educators from various school districts in Lower Mainland. These symposia will cultivate a diverse community that creates and sustains equitable and inclusive campuses by ensuring the inclusion of the perspectives and experiences of racialized and marginalized people previously absent in teacher education programming. By providing two sessions (one for teacher candidates on October 22, 2021, and the other for teacher educators and staff on January 28, 2022), we aim to connect practitioners at various points in their careers with a diverse range of renowned and experienced professionals whose careful and critical work in the areas of antiracism, Indigeneity and social justice can help others develop holistic and inclusive practices in their classrooms.
Together, we will expand learning opportunities for teacher candidates, staff and faculty in both post-secondary and K-12 institutions to maximize awareness and understanding of the principles of antiracism, inclusion, equity and diversity. This project will allow for open dialogue on how Indigenous erasure, racism, ableism and multiple other forms of oppression are taken up in the two selected Faculties of Education in British Columbia, and how to address existing gaps through changes to practice and policy.
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Register for the Teacher Educators and Staff session, January 28th, Session
Please join us on January 28, 2022, for an evening of thought-provoking presentations aimed at cultivating a diverse community to create and sustain equitable and inclusive campuses and teacher education experiences.
Our focus for this event is on the perspectives and experiences of racialized and marginalized people previously absent in teacher education programming. We invite all faculty, staff and in-service teachers involved in teacher education to join us to address how Indigenous erasure, racism, ableism and multiple other forms of oppression are taken up in the Faculties of Education at both Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, and how to address existing gaps through changes to practice and policy.
Decolonizing Together Symposium
Teacher Candidate Session | October 22nd, 2021 | Zoom: 9:00 am-2:30 pm
- 9:00am – Welcome and land acknowledgement
- 9:15 Speaker 1: Brad Baker
- 10:15 ~ Stretch break
- 10:30 –Breakout 1
- 11:15 – Discussion/ Q&A
- 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch (catered by Skip the Dishes)
- 12:30 Speaker 2: Dr. Michelle Stack
- 1:30 – Breakout 2
- 2:00-2:30 Discussion
Teacher Educator and Staff Session | January 28th, 2022 | Zoom: 4:30-7:00 pm
- 4:30pm – Welcome and land acknowledgement
- 4:45 Speaker 1: Dr. Annette Henry
- 5:30 ~ Stretch break
- 5:35 Speaker 2: Dr. Ozlem Sensoy
- 6:20-7:00 Discussion
- (Dine in your own time: catered by Skip the Dishes)