Institute of Education


VIRTUAL EVENT: What might sustain the activism of this moment?

28 October 2020, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Gathering of protestors. Image: Life Matters via Pexels

In this talk, Dr Perhamus and Professor Joldersma discuss how dismantling colonial monuments (‘ideological powerhouses’) is a dismantling of white supremacy. 

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Alison Brady

For more information and to register for the event, please contact Alison Brady. 

Anti-racist critical public pedagogies leverage the ‘collective voice’ of protestors as ‘public power’ to affect sociopolitical change. 

In this webinar, Dr Perhamus and Professor Joldersma argue that monument topplings constitute anti-racist critical public pedagogies which:

  • critique the inequities proliferated by relationships of power in the public sphere
  • interrupt these inequities through embodied practices
  • offer a vision for equitable racial social change.

They will propose that the elements of racial honesty, culture of praxis, and radical imagination and love are critical for sustaining the activism of this moment.  


Image: Life Matters via Pexels

About the Speakers

Dr Lisa M. Perhamus

Associate Professor and Director of Civil Discourse at Grand Valley State University (USA)

Lisa is a Sociologist of education. Her qualitative research asks questions about the human experience of oppression across multiple contexts, and the kinesthetic ways that children, their families, and community members create conditions of resiliency. 

Professor Clarence W. Joldersma

Philosopher and Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Master of Education program at Calvin University (USA)

Clarence's scholarship in philosophy of education spans multiple areas, including neuroscience and education; ecologising philosophy of education, Levinas, teaching, and learning, and social justice in education and society.