Teach-In Series

2023 Teach-In Series

“The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy.”

– Bell Hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

What are Teach-Ins?

The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements & Population Health Equity aims to achieve a just future, free from systems of oppression, full of new possibilities through bold, collective action, and an equitable world in which all individuals and communities are healthy and thrive.

We believe that teach-ins provide the opportunity to foster relationships between organizers, community groups, and researchers to discuss and explore how to fulfill a shared mission.

The overall goal of the Ubuntu Center teach-ins are to create a co-learning space for scholars, organizers, activists, and community residents to build critical consciousness about entrenched inequities created by racism and other systems of oppression and find ways to collaborate on community-led and community-centered research and solutions.

The sessions will help to:

  • Socialize ‘Ubuntu’ and the importance of collective action
  • Build relationships, trust, and a sense of community both within the Ubuntu Center and with our external partners
  • Provide an introduction about historical social movements across Philadelphia during the 20th and 21st century

Each teach-in will focus on a theme related to racism and population health equity and will invite both scholars and movement builders. Teach-ins will occur over two days (one Thursday evening hybrid session and one Saturday in-person session) to give sufficient time for both internal and external learning and conversation.

Read about our 2022 Teach-in Series here.

Learn more about our 2023 Teach-in Series below.

2023 Spring Teach-in Series

Topic: Housing and Displacement in Philly

  • April 13th, 5:30 PM & April 15th, 10 AM

Topic: Land and Urban Agriculture in Philly

  • May 11th, 5:30 PM & May 13th, 10 AM

Topic: The Carceral System in Philly

  • June 8th, 5:30 PM & June 10th, 10 AM

April 2023

*Details on our May guests below.

May 2023

*Details on our June guests below.

June 2023

The Ubuntu Center was made possible through the generosity of Dana and David Dornsife.
© 2022 The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements & Population Health Equity, Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University