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KT Connects - Knowledge democracy in action: Opening space for diverse ways of knowing
Knowledge democracy is about intentionally linking values of justice, fairness, and action to the process of creating, sharing, and using knowledge to honour the interrelationship of phenomena. Knowledge democracy in action:
1. acknowledges the importance of the existence of multiple epistemologies, or ways of knowing beyond more colonial and privileged knowledge systems
2. affirms that knowledge is both created and represented in multiple forms, including text, image, numbers, story, music, drama, activity, poetry, ceremony, and meditation
3. acts to decolonize knowledge and deepen democracy towards a just and healthier world
4. ensures open access for the sharing of knowledge, so that everyone who needs knowledge will have access to it.

This webinar will invite participants to examine their role in democratizing and decolonizing knowledge towards justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion- and ultimately better wellness outcomes for all citizens.

Learning Objectives:
• define knowledge democracy and decolonization and recall specific examples to describe its use and application
• summarize key moments in history that have influenced knowledge systems and discuss current factors influencing knowledge democratization
• examine how knowledge democracy and decolonization leads to better health outcomes for all citizens
• explore ways in which knowledge exchange can participate in knowledge democracy in action with the introduction of specific tools and methods.

TRAINEES ONLY EVENT
KT Connects invites trainees to stick around after each webinar for a chance to explore their goals in KT with our esteemed guest speaker. This post-webinar session is exclusively for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who want to increase their understanding of how to incorporate KT into their research or who may be considering a career in KT. It is also an opportunity to connect with other trainees interested in KT.
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/mry5b943

Jun 3, 2022 12:00 PM in Vancouver

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Speakers

Marika Sandrelli, BSW, MEd, CAIS
Knowledge Exchange Leader, Mental Health & Substance Use Services @Fraser Health
For over 40 years, Marika worked in outreach, counselling, education, and community development with people experiencing social exclusion from poverty, homelessness, mental health and substance use issues in Africa, Central America and locally in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. For the last 16 years, Marika works in the role of KE Leader for Mental Health & Substance Use Services in Fraser Health where she leads the region’s Trauma & Resiliency Informed Practice initiative. She also teaches at Simon Fraser University where she graduated with a MEd in contemplative inquiry. With a strong commitment to humane education practices, she is a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Canine Assisted Integration Specialist. Marika’s passion centers on expanding and embracing multiples ways of knowing and mindful self compassion practices in all settings.