Jennings to speak Oct. 23 as part of Indigenous Speakers’ Series

The School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies is hosting Sasanehsah Jennings for a talk as part of its Indigenous Speakers’ Series.

The talk, which is titled “Education as a Tool of Colonization: Reflections of the Native Student Experience in Higher Education,” will take place on Friday, October 23, from 12 to 1 p.m., via Zoom.

Jennings is an enrolled member of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin and currently serves as the tribal liaison for the University of Wisconsin System. She earned her PhD in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, and both her MS in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and BA in Sociology/American Indian Studies from UW–Madison.

During her talk, Jennings will offer insight as to how education has and continues to be used as a tool for colonization, using anecdotal insight from current Native students. She will also provide ways to transfer education spaces to be more reflective of the Native student experience.

This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register, here.