Facing Human Wrongs: Navigating Paradoxes and Complexities of Global Change
This course will be offered over six weeks, with the first (pilot) cohort running from April 1 to May 14 2021. The course requires a commitment of at least 6 hours a week of asynchronous learning + a 90 minute zoom session for discussions that will happen on Saturdays from 11 am to 12:30 (Pacific Standard Time – Vancouver). This pilot course will have a maximum of 10 participants. Azul (Carolina Duque) and Vanessa Andreotti will be the moderators for this first course. We plan to have more cohorts in the summer, if there is interest.
The course was originally designed by Vanessa Andreotti, Will Valley, Sharon Stein, Azul (Carolina Duque) and Kyra Fay for students at the University of British Columbia. The content and rationale are creative commons (free of charge) and available online here. We kindly ask everyone who is interested in taking this course to complete unit 1, especially the questionnaire “Is this course for me?” before deciding to register.
This initiative is part of a fundraising campaign for emergencies faced by our Indigenous collaborators in Brazil. We have calculated the costs so that 50% of proceedings will be used to cover instruction costs and 50% will be donated to the communities.
Participants can choose between two course fees: we ask participants who have a secured living wage (discretionary income) to pay the full cost of $500 CAD (which will subsidize one scholarship); we ask those who do not have secured income to pay the minimum fee of the course $250 CAD. Scholarships will be offered to those who cannot afford the minimum fee on a case by case basis, depending on the number of participants who paid the full cost.
Those who finish the course will be invited to join the Decolonial Futures Network, which will have monthly meetings and operate on a membership basis.
Course registrations will be open in February.