Fri, Apr 23, 7:30pm - Jun 11, 9:00pm Eastern Time (8 sessions)
Deschooling & Decolonizing: Systemic Change From the Inside Out
This 8-week OlioCourse examines the settler colonial history of the university and the different ways we can create decolonial projects from the institution’s structure using Janelle Monae’s work. We'll be launching our conversations off la paperson’s "A Third University is Possible", where the author explores the three different types of universities and the kind of people these environments create. We will time travel with the android, Cindi Mayweather and scyborg, Janelle Monae to look at the resistance in and out of the college campus and the wider institution of the university.
Somewhere along their academic endeavor, the idea of inclusion and belonging in higher education becomes erased for many marginalized students. What happens in these instances? Why is this a common experience? The answer may be because of the history and structure of the university itself. Inspired by the works of la paperson, Janelle Monae and Robin D.G Kelley, this course will help us to unveil the history and the impact of the American universitie's connection to settler colonialism.
La paperson’s A Third University is Possible creates a scaffolding in which we will look at different types of universities. Janelle Monae’s critically acclaimed album, Dirty Computer and emotion picture of the same title is based on the artist wanting to tell her story “before it was erased.” In the current sociopolitical climate, Janelle Monae was inspired to create an album for Black women, LGBTQIA, immigrants, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities. She not only wanted to represent for these communitiesc but as an artist, felt it was her responsibility to do so. Robin D. G. Kelley’s work looks at what it means to be “in but not of” the university and how that perspective creates change. All three works lead to how we can build decolonial projects in and outside the universities.
This OlioCourse will expose the veneer of the university and colonial machine that it is. It will show how some were able “take a byte” and reconfigure the university into decolonial projects. Moreover, our 8 sessions will help us to understand why being a dirty computer is not such a bad thing and in fact, could be a worthy aim.
This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
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|Start Date||Time||Teacher||# Sessions||Price|
||7:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time||Kashema Hutchinson||8||$200|
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
|Fri, Apr 30||7:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time||Kashema Hutchinson|
|Fri, May 07||7:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time||Kashema Hutchinson|
|Fri, May 14||7:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time||Kashema Hutchinson|
|Fri, May 21||7:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time||Kashema Hutchinson|
|Fri, May 28||7:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time||Kashema Hutchinson|
|Fri, Jun 04||7:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time||Kashema Hutchinson|
|Fri, Jun 11||7:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time||Kashema Hutchinson|
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