A lecture by George J. Sefa Dei, professor of social justice education and director of the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, is the inaugural event in the Distinguished Speaker Series in Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Pedagogies, Friday, Dec. 10.
Dr. Dei, a Ghanian-born educator, researcher, and writer, is one of Canada’s foremost scholars on race and anti-racism studies. His talk, sponsored by the UWindsor Office of the Vice-President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and entitled “Race, Indigeneity, and Anti-Colonial Education: Making Discursive Links,” is set for 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Microsoft Teams. Register here.
Dei’s presentation will focus on making discursive links between race, Indigeneity, decolonization, and anticolonial education by engaging key concepts of race, [anti-]Blackness, Indigeneity, and decoloniality.
He has written 40 books and has more than 70 journal articles to his credit. Among his honours, Dei is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, winner of the Whitworth Award for Educational Research from the Canadian Education Association for research and scholarship that helped shaped educational policy and practice, and recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators.
In 2007, Dei was installed as a traditional chief in Ghana and given a stool of authority as the Gyaasehene of the town of Asokore, Koforidua. Read more.