Pervasive Racism and the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community

As part of the Anti-Racism in the EdTechnosphere Speaker Series

Listen to Alex DeForge and Meera Dhebar with hosts Dr. Samia Khan and Dr. Keri Ewart as they discuss racism and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community with a focus on tackling the problem through educational technology and critical literacy.

Alex DeForge

About Alex DeForge

Alex is a non-binary, queer, settler of Filipinx and white ancestry. They live, work, and play on the unceded and occupied lands of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam peoples.

Alex completed their Master’s degree in Philosophy at Duke University, with a focus on Political Philosophy and Moral Psychology. They are excited about using data-geekery and political nerdiness to help non-profits articulate their positive impacts, improve their services, and broaden their reach. In their job at QMUNITY, they do social impact research, grant writing, and relationship building with organizations across BC. When Alex is not poring over spreadsheets and reports, they can be found rock climbing, reading science fiction, and dancing in their living room.

Alex DeForge

About Meera Dhebar

Meera is a queer cis woman with cultural roots in India, currently living as an uninvited settler in Vancouver. Her PhD research focuses on the cultural knowledge of queer of colour therapists and queer epistemologies, to further the current practices and education in the fields of social work and counselling. As an educator, Meera teaches social justice approaches to mental health by centering the voices of BIPOC and queer artists, activists, and scholars, drawing on social constructionism, queer theory, and decolonial interculturality. Meera is currently Associate Faculty with City University of Seattle in Victoria, BC, has a private therapy and clinical supervision practice with clients who are mostly queer BIPOC, and is the Clinical Supervisor of the Counselling program at Vancouver Film School.

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