Dr. Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture in Education and Social Justice
The Dr. Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture in Education and Social Justice was established in memory of Ottilia Chareka a three-time graduate of the faculty of education at the UNB (DAUS 1993; M.Ed 1994; PhD 2005).
She was the first woman from her rural village in Zimbabwe to complete high school and from there embarked on a career as a teacher and academic. Throughout her life, Chareka was an advocate for others including the many Zimbabwean girls she supported in educational endeavours, fellow immigrants to Canada, and First Nations students. When she died tragically in the spring of 2011, the faculty of education at UNB decided to remember her and her work through an annual lecture in her name focusing on education as a vehicle for social justice, Chareka’s life-long passion.
|Year||Name of Lecturer||Title of Lecture|
|2012||Carla L. Peck||"I’m stuck! ‘Social justice’ and other labels that shape our world"|
|2013||Jeff Orr||"Educational leadership for social justice"|
|2014||George Dei||"Indigenous philosophies, counter epistemologies and anti-colonial education"|
|2015||Jennifer Tupper||"Since time immemorial: unpacking the Canadian colonial narrative through treaty education"|
|2016||Alan Sears||"Education for culturally competent citizenship"|
|2017||Rebekah Sears||"From the grassroots to the negotiating tables: The case for women as peacebuilders"|
|2018||Marie Battiste||"Education as cultural imperialism: Taking it personal"|
|2019||James A. Banks||"A transformative civic education curriculum for non-citizen and citizen students"|
|2020||Panel Discussion -- Moderator: Alicia Noreiga-Mundaroy; Panelists: Yao Bian, Sacha DeWolfe, Husoni Raymond||"How can education systems in Atlantic Canada best respond to calls to combat systemic racism and to adopt anti-racist principles?”"|
|2022||Symposium -- Panelists: Dr. Nēpia Mahuika; Natasha Simon; Dr. Chris Andersen; Dr. Chelsea Gabel||"Indigenous Knowledges and History Education"|
- UA Case 220.
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