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The Long 2020: Nirmala Erevelles, Bernard Perley, and Tom Rademacher

Apr 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a conversation with Nirmala Erevelles (University of Alabama), Bernard Perley (University of British Columbia), and Tom Rademacher (author) as part of our Spring series, The Long 2020. Erevelles’ talk, “Cripping 2020: Thinking Intersectionally as if Disability Matters,” will discuss the Flint water crisis, BLM, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Perley’s talk, “The COVID Chronicles: The View From the Virus,” will focus on COVID as a recurring tragedy from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and from the point of view from the virus. Rademacher’s talk will focus on teaching kids and honoring childhood in the face of multiple tragedies.

If you plan to attend, please register for the Zoom webinar here.

Virtual event: Once the event starts you can join the Zoom webinar, view the live video below, or watch on our YouTube channel.

About the Speakers:

Nirmala Erevelles is Professor of Social and Cultural Studies in Education at the University of Alabama. Her teaching and research interests lie in the areas of disability studies, critical race theory, transnational feminism, sociology of education, and postcolonial studies. Specifically, her research focuses on the unruly, messy, unpredictable and taboo body—a habitual outcast in educational (and social) contexts. She is the author of Disability and Difference in Global Contexts: Towards a Transformative Body Politic (Palgrave 2012).

Bernard Perley is Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) at the University of British Columbia. He is an activist/advocate Indigenous anthropologist whose language research and advocacy continue to be expressed through publications and professional conferences as well as community-based projects such as collaborative art installation pieces, keynote presentations, and language revitalization workshops. He is the author of Defying Maliseet Language Death: Emergent Vitalities of Language, Culture, and Identity in Eastern Canada (Nebraska 2011).

Tom Rademacher is a full time teacher, teaching 8th Grade Language Arts at an Arts and Racial Integration magnet school near Minneapolis. In 2014, he was named Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching he speaks and writes about anti-racist education and supporting newer educators. He is the author of It Won’t Be Easy, an Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching (Minnesota 2017).


Apr 16, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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