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DIBP - Decolonizing STEM Education: Supporting Racially Minoritized Students

For URI Graduate Students Only

Workshop Description: According to Battiste (2016), “…education can be liberating, or it can domesticate and maintain domination. It can sustain colonization in neo-colonial ways or it can decolonize” (p. 175). The purpose of this workshop will be to explore the ways STEM education can replicate settler colonialism ideology; and in so doing, develop countermeasures that create conditions to support racially minoritzed students. Special emphasis will be placed on STEM education at predominantly White institutions. The objectives for this workshop are to (a) define settler colonialism ideology, (b) describe how settler colonialism ideology replicates in STEM education; and (c) brainstorm ways to disrupt the negative consequences of settler colonialism ideology to offer greater support to racially minoritized students. 

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

University Library, Conference Room A

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Alycia Mosley Austin, PhD

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