SASC Colloquium Series: Educating for the Anthropocene: Schooling and Activism in the Face of Slow violence, Peter Sutoris

Event time: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Henry R. Luce Hall LUCE, 202 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Free but register in advance
Peter Sutoris, Department of Education, University of York

Education has never played as critical a role in determining humanity’s future as it does in the Anthropocene, an era marked by humankind’s unprecedented control over the natural environment. Drawing on a multisited ethnographic project among schools and activist groups in India and South Africa, Peter Sutoris explores education practices in the context of impoverished, marginal communities where environmental crises intersect with colonial and racist histories and unsustainable practices. He exposes the depoliticizing effects of schooling and examines cross-generational knowledge transfer within and beyond formal education. Finally, he calls for the bridging of schooling and environmental activism, to find answers to the global environmental crisis.
The event is in a hybrid format. The Zoom link is below.