Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Research Commons
1st Floor

Join us for the amazing presentation and some pizza in the Rearch Commons on the first floor of Meriam Library. Speaker Casey Phillip Wong aims to advance justice by interrogating systems of coloniality, carcerality, and oppression in education through critical feminist, anti-colonial and abolitionist frameworks and by investigating and developing culturally sustaining and strength-based pedagogies to teach and learn otherwise.

He researches and collaborates with communities to affirm, foster, sustain, and revitalize educational institutions and relations that critically center overlapping and interconnected  African/Black, Indigenous, Latine/x/a/o, Asian and Pacific Islander communities. This educational work has crucially involved partnering and working directly with county offices of education  (e.g., Los Angeles County Office of Education), school districts (e.g., Center Unified School District), teacher preparation programs (e.g., Alder Graduate School of Education), schools (e.g., Oak Hill Elementary School), and educational institutions within the United States and internationally (e.g., Heal the Hood Project in Cape Town, South Africa), to develop curriculum and instruction that address systemic injustices. His multi-regional and multi-national empirical investigations strive to solve the most intractable educational problems and to prepare the next generation of school leaders, teachers and educators to achieve educational justice through policy and practice guided by state-of-the-art theory, evidence, and careful analysis.