DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2020

LOCATION: Zoom (Register here: http://tinyurl.com/launchkel)

TIME: 7:00-9:00pm EST 

JOIN US for an evening of shared experiences, performances, and collaborative activities that celebrate projects and people advancing knowledge inclusionepistemic diversity, and the centering of underrepresented knowledge as a means of social change!

 

7:00-8:00PM – FORMAL LAUNCH 

  • Welcoming Remarks from:
    • Principal Wisdom Tetty (Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough)
    • Professor Paul Kingston (Director, Centre for Critical Development Studies)
    • And more!
  • Stories and Performances from people & partners of the Knowledge Equity Lab projects
    • Bioline International, an open-access platform to make visible scientific journals published in the Global South
    • OCSDNet, an award-winning action research network whose 12 researcher-practitioner teams explored the question of whether “open science” could serve as a tool for transformative development thinking and practice
    • KnowledgeGAP, a collective of student and early-career researchers investigating the geopolitics of academic knowledge production.
    • Open Praxis Forum, a platform for students to publish research & alternative kinds of knowledge, to broaden the scope of “legitimized knowledge”
    • Community Knowledge Learning Huban experiential learning project co-developed with community partners to provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities informed by critical pedagogy
    • Knowledge 4 Change Toronto Hub, an initiative of the UNESCO Co-Chairs in Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education seeking to co-create knowledge and research capacities through collective action by practitioners, community-based researchers, community groups, and academics.
  • Premier screening of the Knowledge Equity Lab video!

8:00-9:00PM – POST-LAUNCH SOCIAL 

  • Collaborative, arts-based games and workshops
  • Open Q&A
  • Open-Space Presentations and Performances