Centre for Teaching and Learning

Brown Bag Conversations: Discussing Decolonization Series

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

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.


Registration open through Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Lindsay Brant, Centre for Teaching and Learning; Robin Attas, Centre for Teaching and Learning


Indigenous Classroom, Mackintosh-Corry E202

68 University Avenue
Kingston, On K7L 3N6