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ASHE PRESENTS: Resisting Disaster Academic Capitalism and White Supremacy, Re-envisioning the Academic Workplace

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Higher education is facing an existential crisis as we have never known before. The global pandemic and the accompanying financial fall-out have questioned long-held assumptions about the value and values of higher education, who it serves, and who it excludes or leaves behind.

ASHE 2020 President KerryAnn O’Meara has asked members of our community who engage in research, practice, and policy-making around higher education areas most impacted by COVID-19 to lead webinars in September and October, sharing their research and best practices, with a particular focus on equity for students, faculty, and staff to thrive in higher education.

n this session, panelists will define and describe how during times of crisis, such as COVID-19, disaster academic capitalism and white supremacy work together to reinforce oppressive organizational structures and practices concerning employees in the academic workplace. Panelists will discuss how crises provide convenient organizing frameworks and impetus for furthering neoliberal agendas and how unapologetically revisionist and coalitional work is necessary for creating a more just and safe academic workplace.

Moderators: Leslie D. Gonzales, Michigan State University and Gary Rhoades, University of Arizona

Panelists: Gerardo Blanco, Boston College, Kimberly Griffin, University of Maryland,  Z Nicolazzo, University of Arizona, Heather Shotton (Wichita/Kiowa/Cheyenne), University of Oklahoma

Webinar requires registration at least 24 hours in advance.

Registration is free for current ASHE members and members of co-sponsoring groups, and $10 for those who aren’t current members.

Live captioning will be provided for all events.

Registration info here.


October 12
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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