Humans have inflicted horrendous harms on other species, says Jing Lin, professor of international education policy at the University of Maryland. She will debunk anthropocentric ideas that put humans above all other species in an online presentation Tuesday, May 2.
Her lecture, entitled “Justice-based Pedagogies Focusing on Rights of Nature and Taking Nature as Our Beloved Family,” is free and open to the public. It will run 2 to 3 p.m. on Zoom; join here.
Dr. Lin promises to critique rampant capitalist greed leading to destruction of nature.
“I will posit nature as intelligent and equal citizens of Earth, study the nature rights movement, and explore justice-based pedagogies which heed the voices of nature, argue and speak on behalf of nature, engage holistic practices to connect with nature and to revive Indigenous ways of knowing and being, aiming to cultivate sense of interbeing and eco- cosmos-ubuntu consciousness in learners,” she says.
Lin has published and co-edited 16 books and many articles and chapters on peace and environmental education, contemplative inquiry and holistic education, and spirituality, religion and education.
This event is facilitated by UWindsor education professor Shijing Xu, Canada Research Chair in International and Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Education, and by PhD candidate Chenkai Chi, in observance of Asian Heritage Month.