ONLINE Workshops & Webinars
Flexible and personalized, we create a program to meet your educational needs. Let's unlearn together!
How does it work
This online programming is available to diverse learning communities within universities, student groups, non-profit organizations, and other interested collectives. Our offerings, focused on unlearning systemic and embodied injustice, are designed around three thematic areas-- Identity and Pacha; Epistemic Justice; and Storytelling for Social Change-- and can be shared as dynamic webinars for larger groups or interactive workshops for smaller groups. Each one presents an engaged learning experience that contributes to the healing and creativity that is so necessary during this crisis. They can stand alone or we will work with you to carefully weave them into an existing course or program. Each offering can adapted to a variety of needs, formats, and focuses. For example, our Storytelling for Social Change offering can focus generally on stories as tools for social justice, or can explore their role in specific social movements or crises such as climate change or the ongoing public health crisis. All workshops/webinars can be facilitated in Spanish and include the participation or facilitation of local Ecuadorian community members.
Through their distinct lenses, each thematic area seeks to help us explore and process the complicated times we are living in, while pushing us to dream towards a better future and begin creating it through practice. Interested in partnering with us in this bold re-imagining of online education? Please contact us for more information.
Identity and Pacha
how does the world around you impact your identity, and vice versa?
It has never been more important to seek interconnection and balance. Climate change and the global public health crisis have revealed just how interdependent we are on the environment and each other. This workshop/webinar links the traditions, practices, and oral memory of Andean peoples to our current lived realities, and puts theory to practice by offering tools that help us engage the natural world and our communities with new perspectives. We explore what it means to live in a llakta (territory), be part of an ayllu (community), and envision how we relate to pacha (the cosmos), as well as how to develop a greater understanding of how roles as runas (human beings).
Storytelling for Social Change
how can stories change the world?
If we want to change the world, we must first change our stories. Stories are how we make sense of who we are and who we want to become, and, in times of injustice, they are used for both manipulation and liberation. This workshop/webinar explores how stories have shaped our world, as well as how we can use them to identify and transform conflicts. It helps us to see the power of stories in our day-to-day lives, as well as the dominant narratives and myths that define our societies. Our goal is to imagine new narratives that take us towards re-storying our world: the narrative act of collective healing and liberation. This offering can also be adapted as "Theater for Social Change."
who decides what is valid "knowledge" and who is a "knower"?
We are taught not to condone violence, yet we do it every day, because how we see the world has been shaped by the colonial legacy of how, what, and where we learn about the world. This workshop/webinar questions what we understand as knowledge and who we consider to be "knowers" by engaging with epistemological pluralism. We explore the colonial narrative of knowledge, identifying our dominant epistemologies as well as non-Western ways of thinking and being that have been excluded and devalued. We then use creative exercises to collectively imagine what epistemological pluralism would look like in our lived realities.