Decolonizing Academia: Poverty, Oppression and Pain
Clelia O. Rodríguez
I asked my daughter recently if she remembers what she was doing when she found out Jakelin Caal Maquin died. She stayed silent for a while. “I thought of my grandma, I thought of you.” Silence, tears, and the burning need to love radically.
In this seminar, Clelia O. Rodríguez will speak, share and exchange an unlearning trajectory rooted in the teachings of radical love. Through the lens of critical pedagogy, the collective will consider ways of
reading and writing in order to re-feel other ways of knowledge.
Facilitator: Clelia O. Rodríguez is an educator, born and raised in Chalatenango, El Salvador. She graduated from York University with a Specialized Honours BA, specializing in Spanish Literature. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and has the additional distinction of completing the Graduate Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies. Professor Rodríguez has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish language, literature and culture at the University of Toronto, Washington College, the University of Ghana and the University of Michigan, most recently. She was also a Human Rights Traveling Professor in the United States, Nepal, Jordan, and Chile as part of the International Honors Program (IHP) for the School of International Training (SIT) teaching Comparative Issues in Human Rights and Fieldwork Ethics and Comparative Research Methods. She is interested in decolonizing approaches to teaching and engaging in critical pedagogy methodologies in the Humanities.
Cost: Pay-what-you-can, up to $90
Reading: Clelia O. Rodríguez, Decolonizing Academia: Poverty, Oppression and Pain.
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