Topic: The risk of recolonizing: Balancing the work of decolonization so that Black, Indigenous, people of colour, mixed peoples are included but not overburdened
We’ll discuss the tricky balancing act that those involved in decolonization must play in spaces like Queen’s where white settlers are the majority. How much of the work should be done exclusively by them? How can BIPOCM people be included in a way that doesn’t overextend their limited time and energy?
As a result of participating in this series, individuals will:
• recognize and question their own knowledge and assumptions around decolonization
• apply colleagues’ ideas on decolonization to their own teaching practice
• actively participate in the decolonization of academia generally and Queen’s specifically
Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to monthly brown bag lunches to discuss the implications of decolonization for teaching and learning. Facilitators from the CTL will guide discussion, but all participants will contribute to the direction of each meeting and the direction of the program as a whole.