- November 20, 2017
- 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
- Namaste Hall
Please RSVP! Space is limited!
Join us for an evening with revolutionary activist-scholars to discuss what kind of political education, action and learning we need in these difficult times.
Hosted by the Department of Anthropology & Social Change, PM Press, and LAPES (the Latin American Philosophy of Education Society), speakers will include Matt Meyer, Rob Haworth, John Elmore, Ward Churchill, Natsu Taylor Saito, and Juliana "Jewels" Smith.
Biographies of Guests:
Ward Churchill was a member of the leadership council of Colorado AIM until 2012, A past UN delegate for the International Indian Treaty Council, a past national spokesperson for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, and a member of the Council of Elders of the original Rainbow Coalition. Now retired, Churchill was professor of American Indian Studies and chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies until 2005, when he became the focus of a major academic freedom case.
Matt Meyer is a native New York City-based educator, activist, and author, is the War Resisters International Africa Support Network Coordinator, and a UN/ECOSOC representative of the International Peace Research Association.
Robert H. Haworth is an assistant professor in the Department of Professional and Secondary Education at West Chester University who teaches courses focusing on the social foundations of education, anarchism, and critical pedagogies.
Juliana "Jewels" Smith is the creator and writer of (H)afrocentric that features four disgruntled undergrads of color and their adventures at Ronald Reagan University. She created (H)afrocentric as a way to challenge students and readers alike about the presumptions around race, class, gender and sexuality through character dialogue.
John M. Elmore is professor and chairperson in the Department of Professional and Secondary Education at West Chester University, Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses in critical pedagogy, politics of education, history of education, and philosophy of education. His research and publications have focused primarily on education for social justice, democracy, atheism, and antiauthoritarianism.
Natsu Taylor Saito teaches public international law and international human rights; seminars in race and the law, federal Indian law, and indigenous rights; and professional responsibility. Saito's scholarship focuses on the legal history of race in the United States, the plenary power doctrine as applied to immigrants, American Indians, and U.S. territorial possessions, and the human rights implications of U.S. governmental policies, particularly with regard to the suppression of political dissent. She is writing a book on settler colonialism and race in America.