Maggie Huang

Knowledge Equity Lab Virtual Launch Party Recap

On September 24th, the Knowledge Equity Lab hosted its virtual Launch Party, where we welcomed friends, partners, and collaborators from around the globe, from Tkaronto (Toronto, Ontario), Muisca (in Colombia), Bakata (Northeast India), Coast Salish (Vancouver); Bloemfontein, South Africa; Kampala, Uganda; San Carlos, California; Nashville, Tennessee; Austin, Texas; and more!   As a warm-up exercise, we asked …

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OCT 20th, 5-7PM EST | Technologies of Power and Control in Knowledge Infrastructures

On Tuesday Oct 20th, 2020 from 5:00-7:00pm, the Knowledge Equity Lab will be cohosting a collaborative presentation and conversation on Technologies of Power and Control in Knowledge Infrastructures with members of Bioline International, KnowledgeGAP, and Reprising the Real World of Technology. Time converter at worldtimebuddy.comTime converter at worldtimebuddy.com In the 1st hour, Kanishka Sikri of Reprising the Real World and OpenPraxisForum will be …

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The Knowledge in Storytelling

On September 24th, Knowledge Equity Lab’s Community Fellow Blessing Digha performed her short story ‘The Knowledge in Storytelling’ for the KEL Virtual Launch Party! “In my culture, the tortoise is often the protagonist of many stories. All these stories have “morals” behind them. I remember learning that I could pace myself like the tortoise but …

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Academia: A Provocation

On September 24th, 2020, Co-lead of the Open Praxis Forum and Knowledge Equity Lab Member Kanishka Sikri performed this powerful and provocative piece for guests at the Knowledge Equity Lab virtual launch party. Academia.  A place where you can stick it to the man and be paid for it. A place of critical pedagogy, of …

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The Establishment and Growth of Bioline International

Author: Barbara Kirsop As a result of international travel and scientific contacts around the world in the 1990’s, Barbara Kirsop (Electronic Publishing Trust for Development, UK) and Vanderlei Canhos (CRIA in  Brazil) had become aware of strong differences in the ability of research scientists to access global research findings available in publications. Subscription costs were often …

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SEPT 24TH, 7-9PM EST | KNOWLEDGE EQUITY LAB LAUNCH PARTY

KNOWLEDGE EQUITY LAB VIRTUAL LAUNCH PARTY  DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2020 LOCATION: Zoom (Register here: http://tinyurl.com/launchkel) TIME: 7:00-9:00pm EST  JOIN US for an evening of stories, performances, and collaborative activities that celebrate projects and people advancing knowledge inclusion, epistemic diversity, and the centering of underrepresented knowledge as a means of social change! 7:00-8:00PM – FORMAL …

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OPF Discusses: Reflexivity and Positionality as Students, Researchers, and Practitioners of International Development Studies

By: Tasneem Mewa On August 17th, 2020 the Knowledge Equity Lab (KEL) and Open Praxis Forum (OPF) hosted the Centre for Critical Development Studies (CCDS) 2020 Thesis Award Winners Sana Najafi and Alyssa Esparaz to discuss reflexivity and positionality in their role as students and practitioners of International Development.  The agenda for the discussion was as follows:  Land Acknowledgement  …

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SEPT 2ND, 5-6:30pm ET | KEL Open Dialogue: Unpacking Allyship – A University Student Perspective

On Wednesday, September 2nd, Justin Rhoden of the Knowledge Equity Lab will host an Open Dialogue from 5:00-6:30PM ET on Unpacking Allyship: A University Student Perspective, based on his piece Creation and Indigenous Education: Shifting our learning from deficit to coexistence, published in the Ipperwash Summer Series on AnishinaabekNews.ca. Without providing students with the appropriate …

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AUG 17TH, 5-7pm ET | Reflexivity and Positionality as Students, Researchers, and Practitioners of International Development

This Monday, August 17th, from 5-7pm EST, join us for Knowledge Equity Lab and Open Praxis Forum’s open discussion with Thesis Award Winners Sana Najafi and Alyssa Esparaz on Reflexivity and Positionality as Students, Researchers, and Practitioners of International Development. They will be discussing their research and experiences more broadly as students of International Development. …

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Knowledge Equity Lab Collective Visioning Workshop

Author: Maggie Huang  Editors and Reviewers: Leslie Chan, Kanishka Sikri, Rayna Sutherland, George Chen, Matthew Lefaive, Daniela Mallarino, Myuri Komagiri, Elisa Chang, Denisse Albornoz, Sigrid Roman, Karen Villaneuva Introduction On July 9th, friends, partners and collaborators working on various projects advancing knowledge equity participated in a Collective Visioning workshop for the emerging Knowledge Equity Lab.  …

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