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Deconstructing the Master’s Tools

Published: April 14, 2023



Registration is now open for the 44th Annual Meeting of the Friends Association for Higher Education (FAHE).

Deconstructing the Master’s Tools

Quakers, Colonization, and Decolonization
June 12-15, 2023
In-person and online
Hosted by Haverford College, Haverford, PA
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Preview Session
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
90 minutes starting
4:30 Pacific = 5:30 Mountain
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Audre Lorde’s 1979 response to white women academics, "the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house”, resonates deeply in the field of colonial-settlerism of Turtle Island. Lorde was explicit about the use of racism, misogyny & heterosexism to build the ivory tower, but how were these tools used to indoctrinate and assimilate the indigenous population of Turtle Island on the USA Reservation Agency?

Presenter in the preview session: tom kunesh, Standing Rock lakota oyate desendant, Starr King School for the Ministry

Moderator of the preview session: Trayce N. Peterson, Human Rights Practice, University of Arizona

from Paula Palmer, Boulder Friends Meeting