EDUC B308: Inquiries into Black Study, Language, Justice, and Education

Course description:

Growing out of the Layim Tehi Tuma/"Thinking Together" program (LTT), this course considers the implications for education in realizing the significance of global Black liberation and Black Study/ies-particularly in relation to questions of the suppression and sustenance of language and diversity. The course engages these topics in connection with one particular community, and one of its languages, as a touchstone for learning from and forwarding culturally sustaining knowledge.

With a focus, as well, on Pan-Africanism, the course situates these topics within the particular context of the LTT program, within the context of Dagomba culture of Northern Ghana.

Course objectives:

Explore and convey the meanings and integration of Black study, language justice Pan-Africanism, liberatory education, and the urgent relevance of Black Studies

Develop and disseminate a personal understanding of what it means to work towards Black liberation and justice within and around the Black Lives Matter movement, locally and globally, as an educator/education facilitator/education stakeholder

Learn to communicate in Dagbani at a beginner's level

Reflect on the impact of colonial structures and white supremacy on the use and spread of Black languages