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Emancipatory Education: The Personal-Political Nexus in the Pursuit of Social Justice and Transformation

Vishanthie Sewpaul, from the University of Stavanger, Norway, is an eminent scholar in the field of policy and social work education in post-apartheid South Africa. A Professor Emeritus at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, she has occupied leadership positions at the national, regional and global levels. In 2013, the Ministry of Science and Technology in South Africa acknowledged Professor Sewpaul as a Distinguished Women in Science Award recipient, recognizing  her outstanding contribution to building South Africa’s scientific and research knowledge base.

Professor Sewpaul will explore the use of teaching strategies geared toward helping people appreciate that they are not passive victims of societal control. She will discuss how through heightened consciousness, validation and enhanced self-esteem, people can develop the capacity for constructive engagement to challenge sources of oppression and privilege.

This event is open to the public. Join us for a reception with refreshments at 4:30 p.m. The lecture will begin at 5 p.m.

This event is co-sponsored by the FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, FSU College of Social Work, and the Center for Global Engagement's Engage Your World Intercultural Dialogue Series.

Thursday, January 24 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Global and Multicultural Engagement Building (GME), Auditorium
110 S Woodward Ave., Tallahassee, FL