Professor Loretta J. Ross joins SEEDS for Change. She is calling us all IN!!!
Requirements: Political Listening and Respect.
Loretta J. Ross is an Associate Professor at Smith College. She is an activist, public intellectual, and a scholar. She started her career in activism and social change in the 1970s, working at the National Football League Players’ Association, the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, the National Organization for Women (NOW), the National Black Women’s Health Project, the Center for Democratic Renewal (National Anti-Klan Network), the National Center for Human Rights Education, and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, until retiring as an organizer in 2012 to teach about activism. She is a graduate of Agnes Scott College in Atlanta.
The Learning Without Borders Initiative is a hub that fosters collaboration between knowledge keepers, educators, community leaders, scholars, Elders, artists, activists, students and youth committed to Pedagogies of Liberation centering Black, Indigenous and voices from the global majority, aka as The Village. This is part of a political pedagogical initiative created and led by Dr. Clelia O. Rodriguez’s own commitment to the transformation of teaching/learning practices beyond the binary. The series is open to everyone. Whether you are affiliated to an institution or not, what is required in this space without borders is political listening. Through the use of technology and unconventional texts, we connect to co-create, co-teach and co-learn and not to pursue models of academic extraction that is done in the name of “research”.”