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Inside the Ivory Tower – Anti-Racist Education and CommunicationJanuary 29, 2020
Inside the Ivory Tower features lunch-hour talks by Mount Allison University researchers. Sessions occur on the last Wednesday of each month in the Council Chambers, Sackville Town Hall from 12 noon-1 pm. Four talks are scheduled for this term.
Prof. Maritza Fariňa, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
“Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person. (…) The consequence of the single story is this: It robs people of dignity. It makes our recognition of our equal humanity difficult. It emphasizes how we are different rather than we are similar.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Whether you have experienced racism personally or encountered it as a bystander, you’ve probably realized that the root cause is often ignorance; therefore, the first step to tackling racism is education. Racism is difficult once we acknowledge our shared humanity.
Maritza Fariňa was born in Chile and has taught Hispanic Studies at Mount Allison University for many years. A passionate educator, she has won recognition for her commitment to inclusivity. Maritza is a founding member of Mount A’s Anti-Racism Education & Response Team.