Alternative knowledge claims in and of themselves are rarely threatening to conventional knowledge. Such claims are routinely ignored, discredited, or simply absorbed and marginalized in existing paradigms. Much more threatening is the challenge that alternative epistemologies offer to the basic process used by the powerful to legitimate knowledge claims that in turn justify their right to rule.
-From Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins
Engaging in intersectional social justice education requires that all of us, regardless of our identity and social location, strive to better understand our own histories and the struggles of those in community with us. These resources are a starting point to help us employ other ways of knowing our world.
A cohort of Seattle Central/SVI staff and faculty attended the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE) in American Higher Education in 2016 and 2017. Below are resources the 2017 cohort shared at the June 8, 2017 Conversations on Social Issues event: