Knowledge, representation, recognition in turbulent times
18 January 2019, 2-4pm, Room 2S5 (*room change*), Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education
Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney (Kings College London & University of South Australia), with a response from Olivia Slater, (University of Cambridge)
- What is Indigenist and Indigenism?
- How does the colonizer share space with those it colonizes?
- What are colonized solutions and perspectives?
- Why is place so important to indigenous theory?
- Rigney, L. (2001) ‘A First Perspective of Indigenous Australian Participation in Science: Framing Indigenous Research Towards Indigenous Australian Intellectual Sovereignty,’ Kaurna Higher Education Journal, (7)1-13 – http://bit.ly/2RyVew7
- Fredericks, B. (2009) ‘There is nothing that ‘identifies me to that place’ Indigenous
Women’s Perceptions of Health Spaces and Places,’ Cultural Studies Review, 15 (2): 46-61 – http://bit.ly/2RFiWXA
- Nakata, M. (2007) ‘The Cultural Interface. ((Re)Contesting Indigenous Knowledges & Indigenous Studies,’ 36 (1): 7-14 – http://bit.ly/2CTG0ts
Is another University possible?: Reflections on 50 years of black struggle at University of California San Diego
8 February 2019, 2-4pm, Room 2S3, Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education
Danny Widener (University of California San Diego and fellow at CRASSH and Wolfson College during 2018-2019)
This talk examines three moments of racial crisis/unrest at UC San Diego in order to ask questions about the nominal role of education in social equality, the persistence and challenges of inter -ethnic coalitions, the present moment of managed diversity and Afropessimism, and the future of anti – racist struggle in elite research universities.
Rodrick Ferguson, We Demand: The University and Student protests, Chapter 1 – http://bit.ly/2GS44RF Chapter 3 – http://bit.ly/2saFUaV Chapter 4 – http://bit.ly/2BYpGG9
The Erasures of Race and Racism in Education and International Development: Re-Reading the ‘global learning crisis’
22 February 2019, 2-4pm, Room 2S3, Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education
Panel Discussion with Professor Pauline Rose, Dr Arathi Sriprakash, Professor Leon Tikly and Sharon Walker (In collaboration with the REAL Centre)
Sriprakash, A. Tikly, L. & Walker, S. (2019) ‘The erasures of racism in education and international development: re-reading the ‘global learning crisis’ Pre-proof draft – http://bit.ly/2M5493q
Film Screening, Seminar, Paper and Discussion
1 March 2019, 2-5.30pm, Room 2S3, Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education
Screening of Lionel Ngakane’s Jemima & Johnny (1966)
Followed by Chris Jeppesen (Postdoctoral associate Jesus College, University of Cambridge) presenting his paper: ‘‘The most controversial children’s drama ever made’: Grange Hill, race, and comprehensive schooling in 1980s England’ with a response from Sharon Walker (University of Cambridge)
What was the meaning of Rhodes Must Fall? (Oxford, 2015-2016) and of Dismantling The Master’s House? (UCL, 2014-2015)
8th March 2019, 2pm-4pm, Room 2S3, Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education
Dr Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman, who was an academic ally in both these student-led social movements, theorises their meaning, from Black Queer-Trans perspectives, in retrospect and rearguard.
Dr Coleman is senior teaching associate (‘Sexuality and Society’ and ‘Modern Slavery: Issues and Debates) at the University of Bristol, and honorary research fellow in history at the University of Birmingham and sociology at the University of Warwick – where, with the Global Warwickshire Collective, they facilitate ‘Windrush Strikes Back: Decolonising Warwickshire’.
On Rhodes Must Fall
- Ramaru, K. (2018) ‘Black Feminist Reflections on the Rhodes Must Fall Movement at UCT’, Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire, Zed Books, Chapter 15 – http://bit.ly/2WZA8qB
- Ndelu, S., Dlakavu, S. & Boswell, B., (2017). Womxn’s and nonbinary activists’ contribution to the RhodesMustFall and FeesMustFall student movements: 2015 and 2016’, Agenda, 31 (3-4), 1-4.
- Rhodes Must Fall, especially Wake Up, Rise Up, by A. Maluka (website and video)
On Dismantling the Master’s House
- Lorde, A. (2017). The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House. In R. Eddo-Lodge & Ahmed, S (Eds), Audre Lorde: Your silence will not protect you (pp.89-93). London: Silver Press – http://bit.ly/2GDjo2W
- Lorde, A. (conference panelist) (1979, September 29) The Personal or the Political – I / Conference on Feminist Theory, (Tape 1) (Audio podcast – Lesbian Herstory Archives). (41.14 minutes)
- Dismantling The Master’s House, especially Why is my curriculum white? / Eugenics at UCL. (webpage and video)
The group is convened by:
- Dr Arathi Sriprakash email@example.com
- Sharon Walker firstname.lastname@example.org
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