What We Hope to Accomplish Together
This workshop has four primary objectives:
- To build a community of inquiry around care that activates our community’s existing strengths
- To invite scholars and organizers to understand their work within a framework of care
- To create a network that supports future work in this area, as well as establish a website to promote and archive workshop experiences
- To curate vital thinking around these questions to deepen our collective understanding of care
Participants in this workshop can expect:
- To build a learning community that meets together bi-weekly to discuss readings or interact with a local guest speaker. Themes include: Mapping out a Feminist Ethics of Care; Race, Gender, and Care; Philosophy, Rhetoric, Politics and Care; Pedagogy and Care; Listening, Dialogue and Care in the Public Sphere; Environment, Geography, and Care; Indigeneity, Sovereignty, and Care; Labor, Kinship and Care; Performance, Narrative and Care; Art, Aesthetics and Care; Disability and Care; Queer Theory and Care; Migration, Citizenship and Care; Violence, Reproductive Justice, and Care; Trauma and Care.
- To share a range of conceptual tools and practical techniques for establishing caring relationships and communities.
- To gain awareness of work already underway in adjacent fields of scholarship and practice, and of the lived understandings of care possessed by activists, organizers and caregivers.