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Decolonising the Academe Through Activism that Dismantles Racism

  • Calendar Icon Friday, 26 April, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Location Icon Central Library 4 The Square
    Palmerston North
    Manawatu-Wanganui
    4410

Overview

Part of the Decolonising Anti-Racist Interventions Series presented by CARE (Centre for culture-centred approach to research and evaluation) and Massey University.

Speakers Dr Leonie Pihama, Director of the Te Kotahi Research Institute and Professor Mohan J Dutta, Director, CARE.

The underpinning philosophy that informs my work is that of Kaupapa Māori theory and praxis, central to which is the fundamental principle that as scholars and researchers we have a responsibility to speak to issues of social injustice locally, nationally and internationally.

This presentation will speak to the obligation of academics to take on the role of critic and conscience of society and to engage with activism both academic and community based that works to dismantle racism in Aotearoa in all of its forms.