For more information about the webinar, or JEDI, please contact:
Maranda Ward, EdD ’ 17, MPH
assistant professor of clinical research and leadership
Decolonization Series: Part I. Decolonizing the Classroom
Decolonize the classroom? This title might be jarring to some who might think of colonization as an antiquated process and therefore not understand the need to “decolonize.”However, it is important to examine the foundation and origins of our current institutional processes and customs before tackling how to reform them to result in a more diverse, just, and equitable learning environment.
This webinar will model what decolonized teaching looks like, with current GW students (Charles Cobb, Paloma Delgado-Setien, Nikhil Kalita, and Julia Xavier) co-facilitating this webinar along with a GW faculty member Maranda Ward, EdD ’ 17, MPH, assistant professor of clinical research and leadership. The webinar will share current GW teaching resources, as well as align the need to decolonize the classroom with the JEDI — justice, equity, diversity and inclusion — values of our institution.
Funding was secured to support this series from the OVPR University Seminar.