Project Someone’s Innovative Social Pedagogy Featured by Concordia

Project Someone’s Innovative Social Pedagogy project (ISP) was recently featured by Concordia University in an article written by Amy Sharaf. This project mobilizes evidence-based principles in social pedagogy to promote critical digital literacy and empower marginalized communities.

As the article discusses, the ISP project aims to tackle “systemic forms of discrimination that diverse Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) and people of colour face.” To do so, the ways in which these communities sustainably build resilience in an increasingly polarized society is documented in locations in Quebec (Montreal and Chicoutimi) and in Alberta (Edmonton).

Over the next three years, the team will work with approximately 2000 Canadians online and in-person “with the goal of using social pedagogy principles to promote digital literacy and gender equality, as well as empower community leaders and magnify their narratives of resilience.”

As ISP collaborator Paul Gareau states in the article: “the best response to understand and resist structural racism and institutional prejudice is by affirming the self-determination and value of each community. ISP allows for this to happen by making space for stories from storied places.”

Read the article

Watch an interview with Vivek Venkatesh on CBC (20:45-25:50).

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Find out more about the project