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"Identity Politics & Critical Pedagogies: Experience, Recognition, and the Limits of Empathy"
How do “identity,” “experience,” and “social location” function in relation to “truth claims,” particularly within the contexts of critical educational inquiry?
The panel discussion explores when and how we can “recognize” others, and the political and ethical promises and limits of empathy as a means of addressing difference in the context of injustice and social hierarchies of power.
NOVEMBER 1, Tuesday, 5:30-7 pm
OISE/University of Toronto
Department of Social Justice Education
12-199, 12th floor, OISE 252 Bloor ST West
Dr. Lauren Bialystok (SJE)
Polina Kukar (PhD Candidate, SJE)
Dr. Jane Griffith (Visiting Professor, SJE)
Dr. Cristyne Hebert, (York U. Postdoctoral Fellow)
Moderator: Dr. Megan Boler (SJE)
Boler, “The Risks of Empathy: Interrogating Multiculturalism’s Gaze,” Cultural Studies, (1997)
Bialystok and Kukar, “Authenticity and Empathy in Education”
Griffith and Hebert, “Un/bearable Witnessing: Sexual Scandal, Historical Trauma, andLiterature of Historical
Witness in Monsieur Lazhar,” in Provoking Curriculum Studies (2015)
free and open to public--more info: email@example.com
Sponsored by the Department of Social Justice Education
"Social Justice Arts Education: Opportunities, Challenges and Contradictions"
Andrea Fatona, Associate Professor, OCAD University, Toronto
Kathleen Gallagher, Distinguished Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Carmen Mörsch, Institute for Arts Education, Zurich University of the Arts
Patrick Schmidt, Chair, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Music Education, Western University
Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, Associate Professor and Director of CMCE, OISE.
LOCATION : OISE - University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West - Room 11-164
TIME :7pm - 9pm
DATE : Tuesday October 4, 2016
2014 - 2015 Works in Progress Seminar Series, Session 3
With talks by Mary Jean Hande and Fady Shanouda
and respondent, Dr. Nirmala Erevelles
Friday, March 13, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
School of Disability Studies
Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre (SHE Building)
5th Floor, Room 560
99 Gerrard Street East
(southwest corner of Gerrard and Mutual)
This event is wheelchair accessible
"Revolutionizing Disability Care Relations in a Time of Austerity"
Mary Jean Hande l PhD Candidate l Adult Education & Community Development l OISE, University of Toronto
Since the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the violent relations between disability and poverty have become unmistakable. Sweeping austerity measures enclose, undermine, and sometimes effectively eliminate disability benefits, income support, and care provision so that poverty intensifies into dire crisis for more and more disabled people. Coinciding with this austere restructuring, privatized healthcare and disability supports are becoming hugely profitable financial investment opportunities, which present numerous contradictions in the struggle for socially just disability care provision and care labour. In this context, disabled people and their communities are organizing to fight for disability care supports and develop alternative forms of care provision to meet their everyday needs. This work-in-progress uses a dialectical framework to investigate the everyday social relations of disability care and disability justice organizing within the context of global finance capital so as to demystify exploitative disability care relations and situate them as a site of class struggle. This discussion will explore the role of academic research in revealing these exploitive relations and how academic research can be organized dialectically to support community organizers' efforts to revolutionize these exploitive relations through community-based social investigation and action."Reframing
'Passing' as Resistance in Higher Education"
Fady Shanouda PhD Student l Dalla Lana School of Public Health l Social & Behavioural Health Sciences l University of Toronto
There is an abundance of academic literature on the concept of passing as it relates to marginalized and non-visible identities. The majority of this scholarship frames passing a form of assimilation and conformity to an established norm. But, can passing be a form of resistance? Drawing on personal narratives, my work in progress explores this question by critically engaging with literature on passing from disciplines ranging from trans studies to disability studies. In particular, I engage disability scholar Samuel's argument that the passing subject is "a defiant figure who, by crossing the borders of identities, reveals their instability" (2003, p. 243). This notion of passing as resistance is echoed in other disciplines, most prominently, trans scholarship. Approaching passing through the framework of trans scholarship, specifically the notion of "stealth", may further illuminate the possibility of passing as resistance. In this discussion, I hope to explore the implications of conceptualizing passing as resistance for disability studies scholarship and activism.
Please refrain from smoking; wearing colognes, perfumes, or scented oils; and using chemical based laundry detergents or fabric softeners before or during the Works in Progress session.