This episode is about the presence of colonialism in the classroom and how to tackle it. With our brilliant guest Nozizwe Dube, a law student who lived half of her life in Simbabwe, we compare how schools in Simbabwe, France and Austria are organized around race. We unpack how rooting out people of color to serve white interest is a global phenomenon and how colonial structures continue to be powerful in education.
Nozizwe is providing us with insight about the importance of universities in the process of decolonizing the mind and what it takes to decolonize academic institutions in the framework of her inclusion project "Undivided" on her campus at Leuven's university.
WOC we celebrate in this episode:
Dr. Jasmine Abdulcadir
very inspiring Swiss obstetrician and gynecologist. She is responsible for the first outpatient clinic for women and girls living with FGM/C of the Geneva University Hospitals, which provides health education, prevention, counseling, culturally sensitive surgical and psychosexual care.
Do check her TEDxTalk on countering myths about female genital mutilation: bit.ly/2QNmjZG
Vanessa Spanbauer, Austrian journalist and editor in chief of "Fresh", Austrian black lifestyle magazine, editorial staff member of the feminist magazine an.schläge and working for Zara, an initiative advocating against racial discriminations and online hate. As a historian, she is also dealing with the topic of black people in Austria from a historical perspective.
Follow her on Insta and Twitter: @VanSista
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law and civil rights advocate who developed and coined the theory of "intersectionality". A pioneer and leading scholar of critical race theory, she spent more than 30 years studying civil rights, race, and racism. Check out her podcast "Intersectionality matters" here: http://aapf.org/podcast
And listen to her TED talk about the urgency of intersectionality: www.ted.com/talks/kimberle_cren…f_intersectionality