Starting Date: 04-13-2012
University Of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
CanadaNon Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough.” It is laudable that AERA is promoting “the use of research to improve education and serve the public good” rather than the mere accumulation of research knowledge, but The Rouge Forum is interested in exploring what it means for scholars, and educators in general, to move beyond “knowing” to the pursuit of activist agendas for social change.
•What happens when teachers and other academics connect reason to power and power to resistance?
•How can academic work (in universities and other learning environments) support local and global resistance to global neoliberal capitalism?
•How do we respond to the obstacles and threats faced as activist scholars?
The Rouge Forum @ AERA will bring together world-renowned scholars, teachers, community organizers, and other activists to discuss these questions and others related to activist scholarship, social change, academic freedom, and work in the corporate university as part of a one-day interactive conference at the Robson Square Campus of University of British Columbia in downtown Vancouver.
The Rouge Forum @ AERA is a one-day interactive conference, free and open to the public.
Geographical Scope: National