To Have Just Classrooms, We Must Decolonize and Reimagine Our Disciplines
How can teachers embody and pass on values of social justice in a country built on colonization, hierarchy, white supremacy, and the oppression of other cultures? This is the question a five-person Social Justice Pedagogy Committee in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has been asking: how to decolonize their program’s curriculum. For this episode we talk with two members of this team, Cathy Lounsbury and Syntia Santos Dietz, about the insights they have gained from starting this process, why engaging in these kinds of dialogues is so important, and how others might undertake similar work.To learn more about the work of the Social Justice Pedagogy Committee, you can watch their full presentation at the Association for Humanistic Counselling.Learn more about Antioch New England’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling by following this link.Learn more about Cathy Lounsbury and Syntia Santos Dietz. Recorded June 29, 2021 via Riverside.fm. Released July 7, 2021. The Seed Field Podcast is produced by Antioch University.This episode was hosted by Jasper Nighthawk and edited by Lauren Instenes. Special thanks for this episode goes to Melissa Batalin, Karen Hamilton, and Melinda Garland for their contributions.For information about this and past episodes, and to access a full transcript, visit theseedfield.org. To get updates and be notified about future episodes, follow Antioch University on Facebook.