Liberation School

BIPOC USHR Liberation School is a free 8-week course (meeting once a week) in which we will examine various, decolonial approaches to understanding ourselves and others, with a focus on mental health and well-being. Each week we will discuss a different topic highlighting the many ways in which BIPOC peoples have, and continue to, understand themselves, the world, and their mental health and well-being within those worlds. The course will be led by multiple instructors, including some lectures, as well as activities and discussions. This course is for BIPOC folks only.

Course objectives include:

  1. To understand what decolonization is and how it looks in practice
  2. To apply the decolonial understandings of the world in their lives
  3. To have a better understanding of decolonial worldviews
  4. To have a better understanding of themselves

Topics will include (tentative schedule):

WeekTopicCohort 1Cohort 2
1IntroductionMay 6, 11am – 1 pmJuly 8, 11am – 1 pm
2Latin American/Liberation perspectivesMay 13, 11am – 1 pmJuly 15, 11am – 1 pm
3Indigenous perspectivesMay 20, 11am – 1 pmJuly 22, 11am – 1 pm
4Black perspectivesMay 27, 11am – 1 pmJuly 29, 11am – 1 pm
5Islamic perspectivesJune 3, 11am – 1 pmAugust 5, 11am – 1 pm
6Chinese/East Asian perspectivesJune 10, 11am – 1 pmAugust 12, 11am – 1 pm
7South Asian perspectivesJune 17, 11am – 1 pmAugust 19, 11am – 1 pm
8Wrap upJune 24, 11am – 1 pmAugust 26, 11am – 1 pm