Our next session will be held on Friday, July 22th, 2022 at noon (PT). Will Valley (Associate Dean, EDI at Faculty of Land and Food Systems) will lead the session this week.
The Lunch & Learn Series hosts a Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)-based discussion session on the third Friday of each month. These sessions are led by Will and the Learning Centre Team, and will be open to all. For these sessions, attendees will be provided with an article or podcast episode that will be explored in a reflective and interactive discussion.
It is common to hear individuals state that they feel overwhelmed when integrating EDI into their teaching. “The Beach” is used in the Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures collective as a cartography that attempts to articulate different affective investments that people bring to engagements with global challenges and global justice. It emerged as a response to the need to talk about our fears of “drowning” as we face the complexities, complicities, paradoxes, uncertainties, inequalities and contradictions of social and global justice work. In this Lunch and Learn session, we will review “The Beach” cartography, discuss the layers and and questions associated with each stage, and consider how insights from this cartography can shape experiences and expectations in our teaching practices.
Join Will and the Learning Centre team this Friday for our monthly JEDI drop-in session. To register for the series, please visit https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5cscumsqDwrG9OI5NHXco_FeqnmI0pzdWM1