Elementary and Middle Years Teacher Candidates’ Antiracism Lecture Featuring:
Amrita Kauldher: Teaching in a Pandemic: Lessons on Racial Justice, Classroom Culture and Wellness
Amrita Kauldher is a Graduate of UBC’s Secondary B.Ed (2017), specializing in History and Social Studies. Amrita’s experiences as an educator began while teaching 6th grade in The Bahamas and has spanned spaces of alternative education, high school English and middle school. She is passionate about anti-racist education and social justice teaching practices, which are informed by her MA in Social Anthropology from York University researching Punjabi-Sikh identity, race and ethnicity and hip-hop culture. She has contributed articles to the BCTF Magazine on antiracism including Stories of Resistance: Resilience in the Face of Racism in Education and Hip-hop pedagogy in the classroom. Taking a step back from the classroom this year, Amrita has taken on the role of education specialist with Equitas in partnership with the Ministry of Education working on BC’s K-12 Anti-Racism Action Plan.
Annie Ohana: Education as Transformative Resistance
Annie Ohana is Indigenous Department Head at LA Matheson Secondary. She is an Anti- Oppression Curriculum Specialist and also works with community organizations in advocating for justice in a myriad of ways. Education must liberate, elevate and empower. She is the 2017 recipient of Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
Location: IRC 2 – Woodward (Instructional Resources Centre-IRC) (WOOD) – 2194 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z3
Date: Thursday October 7, 2021
Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Many thanks to the TLEF for providing funding for this initiative, as well as the Department of Educational Studies and the Teacher Education Office for their continued support.