Fridays throughout the semester (September 18 - November 20, 2020)

For a full schedule of events, please visit: https://clas.osu.edu/events/pachaysana-workshop-series-introductory-webinar


This is an online event. 


Center for Latin American Studies  


Michelle Wibbelsman (wibbelsman.1@osu.edu)    Megan Hasting (hasting.6@osu.edu)


"Epistemic Justice" Workshop Series, presented by the Pachaysana Institute 

The Center for Latin American Studies, in partnership with the K'acha Willaykuna: Andean & Amazonia Indigenous Arts & Humanities Collaboration and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is excited to host a series of virtual workshops on Epistemic Justice and Identidad y Pacha, presented by the Pachaysana Institute.  

Throughout autumn semester, this series will help us explore and process the complex moments we're living in, as well as dream towards a better future. The schedule of events includes workshops and reflections after each session. The series is designed for ongoing participation throughout the semester, but attendees are not required to attend each session (although it is encouraged).

Schedule of Events

  • Introductory Pachaysana Webinar: Friday, September 18, 9:30 - 10:30 AM -- This webinar will introduce the concept of Epistemic Justice, focusing on climate change as an overarching metaphor to explore the topic. 
  • Epistemic Justice Workshop #1: Friday, October 2, 9:30 - 11:00: AM  -- From the perspective of "voice", participants will work on poetry/spoken word activities and will move from the individual to the collective voice, demonstrating the importance of radical listening in epistemic justice.  
  • Special Workshop: Identidad y Pacha: Friday, October 9, 2:20 - 3:40 PM -- As part of the Colloquium Series in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, this Spanish-language workshop will link the traditions, practices, and oral memory of Andean peoples to our current lived realities, and puts theory to practice by offering tools that help us engage the natural world and our communities with new perspectives. 
  • Epistemic Justice Workshop #2: Friday, October 23, 9:30 - 11:00 AM --  This workshop explores epistemic justice from "embodiment," referring to our bodies as sources of knowledge and ways of expressing knowledge. 
  • Epistemic Justice Workshop #3: Friday, November 13, 9:30 - 11:00 AM --  This workshop looks at epistemic justice from "space", referring to how ways of knowing come from our relationship to the world (and nature itself), and is not solely an anthropocentric experience.


Please use the following links to access the workshops and reflections:

Webinar/Workshop Link:
Meeting ID: 919 2451 2436
Passcode: 786977 

Reflection Link:
Meeting ID: 950 2063 8257 
Passcode: 338455 

*If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Megan Hasting at hasting.6@osu.edu. Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.*

This workshop series is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the K’acha Willaykuna: Andean & Amazonia Indigenous Arts & Humanities Collaboration, funded through the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme.