Equity and Interdependence Curriculum

2022 Equity and Interdependence Conversations

Next up: What kind of power does a story hold? with Pa N. Vue

June 8th – 4:00-5:30pm PT / 7:00-8:30pm ET

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June 8th’s conversation will be with Pa N. Vue, Storyteller and Educator.

What kind of power does a story hold?

Who gets to tell stories and who doesn’t? How are these stories taken up by the people who hear them? And what happens when we let someone else tell our stories? These are questions that educator and storyteller, Pa N. Vue, asks in her work with students and storytelling. As a child of refugees and a minoritized Hmong-American woman who has faced constant erasure, she explores storytelling as a process of resisting hurtful stereotypes, as a way to connect with others through challenging times, and as a space to heal individually and collectively. She believes that we can find ourselves and each other again on the pages of a book, at the tip of a pen, and even under the light of a stage.

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Join us in our conversation with Pa N. Vue, a Hmong-American educator, storyteller, and PhD student at the Graduate School of Education at UC, Berkeley. She was born in Thailand and came to the U.S. in 1990. The oldest of seven children, she became the first person in her family to earn a college degree. Her research interests are in Hmong language resilience, reclamation, and revitalization. She is exploring the use of digital technology, including social networking sites, for language learning and teaching. In her work with storytelling, Pa encourages stories that weave past, present, and future to explore and understand the human experience.

iBme’s Equity and Interdependence Conversations are designed to further institutionalize our commitment to our values. Through this yearlong co-learning program, the whole iBme community is invited to explore and engage with monthly themes of equity and interdependence and apply their experiences and perspectives in a diverse learning environment.

iBme’s ecosystem consists of standing committees, working groups, community stakeholders, and our external world. For more information regarding iBme’s ecosystem and collaborative leadership, please visit our Equity and Interdependence Dashboard.

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Centering: Code Switching

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Loving: Pride in who we are

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Empowering: We Belong Here

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Sustaining: Reimagining the Food System

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Nurturing: Guiding Young People with Care

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