Publication Date

5-2016

Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

First Advisor

Teresa Healy

Second Advisor

Tatsushi Arai

Abstract

This study is gathered from personal reflections of my time and experience with the Vermont Workers’ Center organization in Brattleboro Vermont USA. As a Community Organizer I highlight my internal and external work on projects specific to racial justice, and its use in organizing and educating members in the Southern Vermont region. The challenges as an active and involved community member of color, living and working in the context of a predominantly white setting has inspired me to curate a model and theory to “decolonize” or unlearn the prevalence of white supremacist culture in our educational spaces.

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education