Embedding and Sustaining Equity and Decolonial Praxis in Higher Education: Actualizing ProLovePedagogy
Monday, January 31, 2022
Guest speaker: Dr. Ann Lopez
These are challenging times marked not only by an ongoing pandemic that has impacted all aspects of life, laid bare structural inequities, but also marked by calls for greater equity in education and schooling. Students and communities who have traditionally not been served well in education systems in Canada and across the globe, are calling for greater equity, not only in K-12 schools, but also higher education. They are calling for pedagogy, curricula, policies, and practices that centre their lived experiences, support their educational advancement, and create teaching and learning spaces where they can thrive.
In this talk, Dr. Lopez dives into what she describes as “ProLovePedagogy” which places love at the heart of equity and decolonizing praxis. As the late bell hooks wrote “the moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and otherers. That action is the testimony of love as the practice of freedom.”
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