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White Fund Enlightenment Speaker Series at NECC presents: Dr. Lorgia García-Peña “Community as Rebellion”
October 4, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
White Fund Enlightenment Speaker Series at NECC
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The White Fund Enlightenment Speaker Series at NECC presents: Dr. Lorgia García-Peña for her presentation of “Community as Rebellion”.
Community as Rebellion offers a meditation on creating liberatory spaces for students and faculty of color within academia. Through personal experiences and analytical reflections Garcia Pena invites us, in particular Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian women to engage in liberatory practices of boycott, abolition, and radical community building to combat the academic world’s tokenized and exploitative structures.
She argues that the classroom is key to freedom making in the university, urging teachers to consider activism and social justice as central to what she calls “teaching in freedom”: a progressive form of collective learning that prioritizes the subjugated knowledge, silenced histories, and epistemologies from the Global South and Indigenous, Black and brown communities. By teaching in and for freedom, we not only acknowledge the harm that the university has inflicted on our persons and our ways of knowing since its inception, but also create alternative ways to be, create, live, and succeed through our work.
Learn about Dr. Lorgia García-Peña HERE.