Unsettling Knowledge Inequities
Introducing Unsettling Knowledge Inequities, a new podcast series exploring issues related to the politics of knowledge production, exchange and circulation and the structural, global power dynamics that shape it.
The Unsettling Knowledge Inequities podcast is presented by the Knowledge Equity Lab and SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition).This podcast is produced by Safa Shahkhalili from the Rethinking Development podcast and studio.
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About Unsettling Knowledge Inequities:
What do equitable systems for creating & sharing knowledge look like? Which types of knowledge are valued? Which are excluded? Who decides? These are some of the questions that will be explored in our inaugural 5 part series with knowledge holders from Canada, Peru, Nigeria, Uganda, USA, and more. New episodes will launch every Tuesday between February 23 and March 23, 2021.
In our first episode, ‘Knowledge by Whom? Knowledge for Whom?’ we speak with Leslie Chan from the Knowledge Equity Lab, Nick Shockey from SPARC, as well as 3 younger generation members of the Lab : Kanishka Sikri, Blessing Timidi Digha, and Denisse Albornoz. They reflect on what knowledge equity means to them, how and why they are committed to working on realizing it through systems change, what that might look like, knowledge translation for social justice, and much more.
In our second episode we are in conversation with Dr. Lorna Wánosts’a7 Williams, one of the leading Indigenous woman educators and scholars in Canada who has long championed decolonial education, the centering of Indigenous knowledge systems and the revitalization of Indigenous languages.
In our third episode we are in conversation with Dr. James Tumwine, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health who recently retired from the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences in Makerere University at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Professor Tumwine is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of African Health Sciences, an open access, free, internationally refereed, multidisciplinary journal publishing original articles on research, clinical practice, public health, policy, planning, and implementation and evaluation in health and related sciences in African countries.
In our fourth episode we are in conversation with Thenmozhi Soundararajan, a technologist, transmedia artist and activist. Thenmozhi is the Excutive Director of Equality Labs, a South Asian power-building organization that uses community research, political base-building, culture-shifting art, and digital security to end the oppression of caste apartheid, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and religious intolerance in both the diapora and the South Asian subcontinent.