This spring Religion and Public Life at Harvard Divinity School (RPL) is offering free online workshops for educators on religious literacy, place-based knowledges and climate justice. Each workshop includes a self-paced module as well as a one-day live session.
Place-Based Knowledges and Religious Literacy Online Workshop: Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, 1-5pm EST
This moment of globalization and online primacy often privileges top-down forms of power and knowledge. As we teach religious literacy, we seek to cultivate a nuanced understanding of the forces that shape our world, often through embedding understandings of religion in context and in local, community-based perspectives.
In this self-paced module and one-day workshop we will look at how an appreciation and understanding of our own and others’ local knowledges can help our students better understand the principles of religious literacy, cultural violence, and the legacies of colonization that impact who and what we trust as legitimate sources of knowledge. RPL Native and Indigenous Rights Fellow, Cynthia Wilson, will join the conversation on April 6th. Cynthia Wilson is a tribal member of the Navajo Nation and works in reclaiming local traditional food ways among indigenous communities.
This workshop includes a live session from 1-5pm EST on Wed, April 6th, as well as an accompanying self-paced online module with further activities and resources.
Deadline/Date: April 6th, 2022