Listen to our resident teacher, Mrinalini Sebastian, discuss Gayatri Spivak's famous, though not always understood, "Can the Subaltern Speak?" Join the conversation today with your questions and comments!
"If we start teaching information that has very little context for learners in the United States, we as educators focus on difference and can end up “othering” an entire nation, the most significant pitfall of teaching postcolonial texts."
"I encountered the work of José Esteban Muñoz early in my work, as I was searching for the voices of queer of color cultural critique to influence my own pursuits within decolonized liberation theologies."
"The absence of his voice is a great loss. The coverage, perspective, and sheer inspiration of thought must be taken up as a charge for the next generation. His work must now live on in others."
Mind-Work Body-Work; or, does a black man wearing glasses seem less threatening than a black man who is not wearing glasses?
"What would it look like for us to lift up body-work or integrate mind-work and body-work into a single expression?"
"We must learn what the earth meant to those native to this land, the people that have been studying it for thousands of years. In a western constructed reality Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) comes off as myth and folklore, but what is the difference between western science and TEK?"
Joe emphasizes that decolonial/postcolonial work means that we make different choices about the way we congregate and perform church.