On January 25 at 12 p.m.m (CST) on Zoom, Dr. Hakim Williams (Gettysburg College) gave a talk about education for revolutionary non-violence. An unsustainably plenteous modernity taunts our emaciated minds, bodies and spirits. Neocoloniality, hyperconsumerism, global warming, racialized polarization, forced displacement, the Covid-19 pandemic: how much more can our planet and its inhabitants endure? Because violence, in its many forms, undergirds much of the aforementioned, we can't afford to continue investing our energies in the 'master's tools.' The planet and our very survival require the enactment of a revolutionary, justice-oriented non-violence. In this talk, Dr. Williams will outline what kind of education we need to envision and foster such a healing non-violence.
Bio: Dr. Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams is the inaugural Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach Professor & Director of Peace and Justice Studies, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Affiliate of Education, and Advisory Committee Member for International & Global Studies, Public Policy, and Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. His doctorate is in International Educational Development and Peace Education from Columbia University, and his research and writing center on school/structural violence, educational inequity, and youth/community empowerment. He is the founder of CONAPP (Consortium of North American Peace Programs: http://www.conappgburg.com.
CGS presents this event as part of The 2021-2022 Blueprint for Transitional Justice in the US: Building on Lessons and Insights from Global Perspectives Series presented by the Illinois Global Institute and the Midwest Transitional Justice Network in partnership with Center for African Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, European Union Center, Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies, and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program. This series is made possible by the Chancellor’s 2021-2022 Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program and co-sponsored by the Humanities Research Institute. Additional support is provided by the Department of Education Title VI Program.