Creating Inclusive Learning Environments: Asylum "Stories" and the Ethics of (Self) Representation
Tuesday, March 29, 20229:30 am – 11:00 am EDT/GMT-4
9:30 AM New York l 4:30 PM Vienna
OSUN's CEU-based Open Learning Initiative, or OLIve, and OSUN’s Working Group on Education for Refugees, IDPs, and Host Community Members present a workshop series for all OSUN educators that examines the practices and pedagogies developed for teaching refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced students, asking how such tools can help educators themselves be better teachers and administrators in general.
This session explores the experience of forced migration through refugee writing and storytelling. We look at the entanglement of literary and legal technologies in the asylum decision-making process as it operates today in juridical, advocacy and creative circles and, in particular, at the narrative constraints placed on forced migrants who must conform to a particular "story" of persecution.
Through readings of literary representations of refugees by contemporary writers, we consider the role of (self) narrativization in the context of humanitarian advocacy and as counter-narratives to dominant media representations.
Agnes Woolley (Birkbeck)
Jeff Champlin (Bard)
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