39 minutes | Mar 3, 2021

What Adult Education Can Show Us About Educating for Anti-Racism

As we find ourselves at a unique point in our country’s history, where more individuals and institutions than ever are attempting to recognize the ways in which their actions uphold white supremacy, we can learn much from the work of Antioch’s first Distinguished Scholar, Stephen Brookfield. In its premiere episode, co-hosts of The Seed Field Podcast, Jasper Nighthawk and Simon Javan Okelo enter into a thought-provoking discussion with Stephen about his long career in adult education and how he uses it to frame antiracism as an educational endeavor we must all undertake, both individually and collectively. Simon and Jasper ask questions about Stephen’s upcoming book, Becoming a White Antiracist, and about the work he is currently undertaking as Antioch’s Distinguished Scholar.• • • • • Pre-order Becoming a White Antiracist here. Read the recent Common Thread article on Stephen Brookfield, Adult Ed Reformer and Anti-Racist Scholar Stephen Brookfield Joins Antioch as Distinguished Scholar.More about Stephen Brookfield:Stephen D. Brookfield (PhD) has been a leader in the field of continuing education for 40 years. His overall project is to help people learn to think critically about the dominant ideologies they have internalized and how these can be challenged. His twentieth book – Becoming a White Antiracist – co-authored with Mary Hess, will be published by Stylus Publishers in Spring 2021. Stephen is also a member of The 99ers, a punk rock band, whose music you can find wherever you get your music. Visit stephenbrookfield.com to learn more. Recorded February 10, 2021 via Riverside.fm. Released March 3, 2021. The Seed Field Podcast is produced by Antioch University, co-hosted by Jasper Nighthawk and Simon Javan Okelo, and edited by Lauren Instenes. Guidance for this episode came from Melissa Batalin, Karen Hamilton, and Melinda Garland.For information about this and future episodes, visit theseedfield.org or follow Antioch University on Facebook.
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