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Open Knowledge Intensive: Presenting Abolition Science Radio
February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for a lively conversation featuring the Abolition Science Radio team, LaToya Strong, Aderinsola Gilbert, and Atasi Das. Abolition Science Radio envisions a science and math delinked from racial capitalism, imperialism, and oppression—a science and math that serves all people and is openly accessible online. During this interactive event, we will discuss the overlap between abolitionist practice and open pedagogy.
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This event is supported by a Doctoral Curriculum Enhancement Grant through the Publics Lab, and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
LaToya Strong lives with her plants in the best borough in New York City, The Bronx. She is a former high school science teacher and has taught in both The Bronx and Brooklyn, spending a lot of time on delayed trains. She developed the concept Abolition Science and is also the co-host of Abolition Science Radio. When she is not rewatching Teen Wolf, LaToya thinks about and tries to enact decolonial approaches to science and science education in community and collaboration with others. She swears by three things: big earrings, Black liberation, and 90s RnB.
Abolition Science co-host Aderinsola Gilbert is an interdisciplinary scholar and activist. A lover of all things afro-futuristic, Aderinsola’s research interests lie at the intersection of scientific inquiry and storytelling that center’s Black women’s narratives. Aderinsola’s lives out her commitment to making the sciences an inclusive and accessible space for Black folks through her role as a STEM academic advisor at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. Aderinsola is currently pursuing a doctorate in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Atasi Das is a lifelong learner and educator with experiences teaching and learning in K-12 and in higher education. Atasi is also a former co-host and co-creator of Abolition Science Radio. She is an avid seeker of delicious recipes, a perpetual newbie to growing plants, and an educator committed to justice and equity. Through her research on critical numeracy, she is examining historical developments of quantitative activities and finding links to existing practices and uses of number as part of racialized class struggle. Atasi Das is in the Urban Education program and is currently dissertating.