Cultivating Black and Native Futures in Education Conference
Registration is open for Cultivating Black and Native Futures in Education, a free virtual conference for scholars, artists, organizers, educators, activists, youth and practitioners to convene in the spirit of radical joy, love and solidarity; building what Ashon Crawley termed “otherwise worlds,” or what Leanne Betasamosake Simpson calls “a radical alternative present.”
Featured speakers include:
- Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Sabina Vaught and Jeremiah Chin on Indigeneity, Blackness and Education.
- Poets Natalie Diaz and Saretta Morgan on Black and Native dreams of liberation and love.
- Bettina L. Love, co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network.
- Featured discussion: Black and Indigenous Imaginations in Comics and Beyond featuring acclaimed Marvel writers Darcie Little Badger, Stephen Graham Jones, Evan Narcisse and Angélique Roché.
June 16, 2–3 p.m.
June 17, 11 a.m.– 3:15 p.m.
June 18, 10 a.m.– 3:15 p.m.
June 19, 10 a.m.– 2:45 p.m.
*all times listed are MST time
Agenda: View conference program
What does it look like for Black and Indigenous peoples to know our shared history as survivors of state violence, genocide and settler colonialism, and move together toward imagining collective liberation and celebration of ourselves, one another, our people and the land and waterways? How can we work to make educational learning spaces — inside and outside of schools and institutions — as sites of exploratory and experiential learning, community accountability and answerability, resurgence and rematriation, and the forwarding of Black and Indigenous futures?