Can We Imagine Critical Service-Learning on Stolen Land?
Date & Time
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
In this interactive session, we will contemplate questions around the three tenets of critical service-learning (Mitchell, 2008): social change orientation, sharing power, and relationship building. The overarching challenge, or the "big question," is: “Can we imagine enacting what Tania Mitchell asks of us within the context of higher education, or within any school, when education systems are enmeshed in settler colonial matrices of power?” Working together, we will be asking further questions – not attempting to find the answers. This session is not a place for easy answers. It is a place for "unsettling" assumptions. It can be a place for beginnings and continuations; hopefully a place for working together; and hopefully a place for productive connections.
Learning outcomes:
  • Basic definitions of settler colonialism and settler colonial logics
  • Basic understanding of schools’ roles upholding structures of s-c
  • Introductory experience working with Indigenous Feminist ways of thinking and framing problem
  • Additional POV/ways of thinking about our work
  • New questions and network of similarly questioning practitioners
Location Name
Full Address
Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell St
Seattle, WA 98101
United States
Session Type
Small breakout