Equity-Forward Forums for Educators, Featuring Scott Kurashige


In this episode of SWIFT’s ongoing Equity-Forward Forums for Educators series, Wade Kelly sits down with author, educator, and president of the Grace Lee Boggs Foundation, Scott Kurashige. In this insightful presentation and conversation, Dr. Kurashige uses both stories from his own family’s history and a potent intersectional lens to critique America’s legacy of colonialism and imperialism, connecting the dots to racism and patterns of structural discrimination. Some of the recurring themes in this episode are cultural whitewashing, multicultural solidarity, and the need for historical transparency within education.

10 Point Paradigm connections: Tell the Whole Story; Decolonized Perspective; Collective Identity; Restorative Educational Ecosystem