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What does a learning lens into social movements bring forward? What are the opportunities and challenges in navigating social movement learning?
Dr. Unroe, a fellow at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, shares her insights based on her experiences with environmental justice community organizing in Central Appalachia and across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She recently completed a project on green skills and community colleges.
Dr. Kuk, an Assistant Professor in the AECD program at OISE, delves into social movement organizations that emerged after South Korea's democratization, particularly focusing on their education activities under different types of engagement with the Korean state.
About the Speakers
Dr. Unroe is a fellow at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, which is based in the policy office. She is engaging in projects of getting clean energy resources to environmental justice communities around the commonwealth, as well as anchoring community planning meetings around climate pollution reduction based on federal grants. She was previously a visiting professor of Environmental Studies at Dickinson College. She has led a case study in East Kentucky, a region historically been dominated by the coal industry and has recently completed a project on green skills and community colleges.
Dr. Kuk is an Assistant Professor at the Adult Education and Community Development Program in OISE, University of Toronto. She is developing projects of how activist work evolves in non-profit settings, which connects to her interest in how participatory mechanisms in organizations can drive social change from within. Her recent institutional ethnographic project focused on how activist-educators in South Korea activate their notions of a deeper democracy through their education practices.