Unlearning the Colonial Voice: The Challenge of Diversity in our Curriculum

A Panel Discussion


Poster graphic imageDetails: What is the result of an education system born from a colonial past? What is it that we “learn” at school? Is it the voice of a standard narrative? Are the multitude of voices that come from the many mouths of many cultures heard at an equal volume; are they given equal value? How much of our curriculum is bound up with the racial and gender power relations that stem from the colonial project? This panel discussion will address these questions; it will examine the issues surrounding colonialism in the academic curriculum and the importance of a diversity of voices and perspectives in literature.


When: Mon., March 3, 2014, 7–10 pm
Where: Hart House Library
Cost: Free



Dr. Mary Nyquist, Professor
Department of English, University of Toronto


Dr. Roland Sintos Coloma, Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto


Dr. Yuk-Lin Renita Wong
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, York University


Fritz Luther Pino
MSW, PhD Student, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto.


This event is being organized by the Hart House Literary & Library Committee, the Chinese Canadian Nation Council Toronto (CCNCTO), University of Toronto and the Social Justice Committee at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.

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