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A Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) West Coast Regional Conference

Hosted by the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria and in partnership with the Social Environmental Alliace. 


The ART OF RESISTANCE AND LIBERATION will spark critical dialogue through art, performance, music, theatre, and social action that challenges dominant norms, inequities and conceptions of knowledge in western society and provokes action for systemic change and a more egalitarian world.


The conference draws on UNESCO’s four pillars of adult education:


Learning to be

Learning to do

Learning to know

Learning to live together


The ART OR RESISTANCE AND LIBERATION recognizes that critical adult education embodies multiple forms and is interdisciplinary by nature.  It seeks to unite academia, activists and practitioners from diverse backgrounds and fields who engage, empower and transform with the ultimate goal of creating a better world. The conference recognizes that central to this is confronting colonization, embracing resurgence, and settler peoples learning to deal with their past, become allies and live in solidarity.


Choose your art show and get your free ticket:
Oct 23-25, 2015

The University of Victoria is situated on the land of the Coast Salish and Straits Salish peoples. The university of Victoria is situated on the site of an old Lekwungen village.

The Art of Resistance and Liberation:

A radical celebration for social and environmental change with a focus on (de)colonisation, resurgence, and allyship

We have coffee thanks to Level Ground. Remember to bring your own mug if you want some.
Why we changed the name of the conference


Oppression in the circus: There is a long history of oppression of Indigenous peoples around the world in public exhibitions, circuses and world fairs often referred to as "Human Zoos" reinforcing and supporting a deeply racist colonial mentallity of false superiority based in violence and the treatment of humans as animals.  We have  changed the  name of the conference from a "carnival of resistance" to "The art of resistance and liberation" so as not to celebrate the violence of this history.

wifi: "Liberation"

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