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Decolonizing the Curriculum

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Decolonizing the curriculum is an emerging topic in education, coming to society’s broader awareness in 2015 from South Africa. If you are unfamiliar with this concept, Rowena Arshad from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) explains “Decolonizing is not about deleting knowledge or histories that have been developed in the West or colonial nations; rather it is to situate the histories and knowledges that do not originate from the West in the context of imperialism, colonialism and power and to consider why these have been marginalized and decentered.” 

What does it mean to decolonize the curriculum?

Wednesday September 13, 2023
12:00—1:00 pm MST

Join Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, department chair of Native American Studies at Cal Poly and author of we are dancing for you: Native Feminisms & the Revitalization of Women’s Coming-of-Age Ceremonies  for an introduction to decolonizing the curriculum. 

A video recording of this presentation is now available. View the recording.

Processes, successes, and barriers to decolonizing our curriculum

Wednesday October 18, 2023
12:00—1:00 pm MST

Join UNC faculty members to hear how they have worked to decolonize curriculum in their classrooms and their experiences with how this affects students. 

A video recording of this presentation is now available. View the recording.

The outcomes of decolonization on students and the UNC community

Wednesday November 15, 2023
12:001:00 pm MST

Join UNC faculty and staff for a discussion about how student benefits from instructors decolonizing their curriculum. 

A video recording of this presentation will be available soon.