Following a screening of Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden, a documentary directed by Carol Black, UBC student Alana Wittman will facilitate a discussion on the role of formal education as a means of alleviating poverty in the Global South. Featuring interviews with Dolma Tsering, Vandana Shiva, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Manish Jain, and Wade Davis, Schooling the World takes a critical look at the ideal of progress that informs formal education and argues that formal education can produce harm as well as opportunity.
The AlterKnowledge discussion series brings together faculty and/or students affiliated with the Cultural Studies Program at UBC’s Okanagan campus and members of the Kelowna community to foster discussions about topics related to Culture, Power, and Identity. The series is organized by Allison Hargreaves and David Jefferess, and is held at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, downtown Kelowna in the RCA, 421 Cawston Ave.
For more information on the Alterknowledge Discussion series, visit our web site www.ubc.ca/okanagan/fccs/news-events/ongoing/alterknowledge.html