PUBLIC EVENTS SUMMER SCHOOL 2015

1 July 2015: CONMEMORATION OF THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY 1863-2015

The legacies of enslavement and the urgent questions of our time                                                                                                                               Jean Casimir  and Walter Mignolo

Filmzaal Provincie Zeeland                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provincie Zeeland                                                                                                                                                                                                              Abdijplein 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                         4331 BK Middelburg

10 July 2015: DECOLONIZING THE UNIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM 

Decolonial Summer School                                                                                                                                                                                             University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Organized by:                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Patricia Schor, Olivier Kramsch, Daniel Mandur Thomaz, and Rolando Vázquez

This day-long symposium is meant to enable reflection on the mechanisms of coloniality inscribed in the university. Through feminist, aesthetic and political practices we seek to open alternatives paths towards a decolonial way of living the university. The event is part of a broader, intellectual and political project that crosses the boundaries of academic scholarship, institution building and activism. The event aims to provide a space of exchange based on analytical diagnosis and personal experience.  Speakers will be invited to address critical questions related to their scholarly as well as activist positionalities. The discussions that will follow each panel will be geared towards the pursuit of strategies of awareness, resistance and change.

Programme:

10.45-11.00        Arrival

11:00-11:15        Opening: Patricia Schor and Rolando Vázquez

11:15.-12.45       Panel 1: Coloniality & the university

Panelists:            Walter Mignolo, Virginie Mamadouh, Soraya Brower, and Dustin Gordon                        Moderator: Rolando Vázquez

12.45-14:15        Lunch break

14:15-15.45        Panel 2: The political role of the decolonial university

Panelists:            Noa Ha, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu, Heli Guido, and student Decolonial Summer School      Moderator: Daniel Mandur Thomaz

15:45-17.15        Panel 3: The role of the decolonial public intellectual

Panelists:            Arzu Merali, Egbert Alejandro Martina, Patricia Schor, and Kolar Aparna                       Moderator: Olivier Kramsch

Coffee break

17.30-18.00        Closing session: Building intersectional decolonial alliances — Olivier Kramsch and Daniel Mandur Thomaz

Structure

Each speaker will give a 10-minute introduction to the topic of the panel. We aim for a personal intervention rather than a detached conference like speech. The idea is to learn from the insights you achieved through your fruitful scholarly and /or activist experience.

After all panellists speak, we will have a 45-minute discussion with the panel members and the audience.