Surviving The Colonized Classroom

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Join us at OISE in room 5280 from 12 to 2 PM on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Facilitated by Victoria Herrera and Lisa Boivin

The present day classroom is not a safe haven from colonial violence. It has been the site of ongoing violence and trauma, but it has also been a place of healing and transformation. Join us for a presentation and discussion on racism, trauma, and resistance in the colonized classroom. We will discuss indigenous (decolonizing) methodologies and how they can be tools for healing and surviving the colonized classroom.

Victoria Herrera is of mixed Muscogee and Mestizo ancestry. She majored in Aboriginal and Islamic Studies and is currently undertaking a Masters of Education in Adult Education and Community Development at OISE. She facilitates Centering Our Families: A monthly peer support group for Black, Indigenous, and POC families.

Lisa Boivin is a member of the Deninu K'ue First Nation in the Northwest Territories. She is an interdisciplinary artist and bioethics specialist at the University of Toronto. She can be found online at

This event is part of Disorientation 2015

Presented by: OPIRG
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