Zoom Event: SEPA Racial/Ethnic Studies Institute – Jun 7

Posted by Swarthmore College on May 31, 2022

Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) educators (in classrooms and communities), are you interested in further understanding and developing your curricular and practices related to :

  • racial/ethnic studies
  • culturally relevant and sustaining practices
  • disability justice
  • gender/sexuality studies
  • and more?
  • Do you want to be part of a broader network of educators committed to developing these practices?

If so, join us at the “SEPA” Racial/Ethnic Studies Institute on June 7, 2022, 3:30-6:00 PM (via Zoom)

Description of the SEPA Racial/Ethnic Studies Institute:

“SEPA” is in reference to both southeastern Pennsylvania and the Spanish word sepa, which  means “know.” For decades now, the movements and traditions that have shaped racial/ethnic studies have used the phrase ”No history, no self. Know history, know self” which ties back to Pilipinx doctor, intellectual and activist, Dr Jose Rizal’s notion that “a person who does not look back to where he came from would not be able to reach his destination (English translation of Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makarating sa paroroonan).”  Organized around a keynote panel and a series of workshops, the SEPA Institute will be a space where participants will share histories, curricular, pedagogical and scholarly knowledges and practices for the purposes of nourishing our efforts toward educational and social justice and collective joy.

The institute will be the first of what we hope is an ongoing series of convenings of the EthnicStudiesPHL network, so we invite you and others who are interested in joining us.

Register for the institute.

Updates on the institute.

For questions or to present a workshop or join the EthnicStudiesPHL network, contact Dr. Edwin Mayorga of Swarthmore College at emayorg1@swarthmore.edu.

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