This workshop will offer strategies on how teachers can develop inclusive and antiracist pedagogies within their classrooms. We will examine how ableism and racism intersect to create a uniquely challenging experience for racialized students with disabilities. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their identity and how it intersects with systemic oppression within the education system.
This session is full.
Amrit Kaur Sanghe is an educator and Punjabi settler, born on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw people and currently residing on the unceded land of the Stó:lō First Nations. During her graduate studies, Amrit studied Canadian neoliberal education policy and its impact on marginalized youth. As an educator and union activist, Amrit is committed to the life-long project of dismantling white supremacy and systemic oppression. She hopes events such as the AOEC PSA conference will help racialized educators forge new solidarities and offer space for antiracist educators to heal from the trauma of working in white supremacist institutions, often in isolation. It is also her hope that this event will aid non-Indigenous educators such as herself, to come to terms with the full historical weight and present-day implications of their settler status, and engage in meaningful action toward reconciliation.