Women and Gender Studies

Women, Media & the Art of Inquiry- Ubuntu Waldorf Ikapa

Date: November 29, 2012
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 2215/2216 Kirkhof Center

The Women’s Center mission is to create meaningful learning about women and gender and to advocate for gender justice through the education, engagement, and empowerment of students and the greater GVSU community.  This media series, followed by meaningful dialogue, will provide an opportunity to look at gender justice through a feminist lens.  Light snacks and comfortable seating will be available!

Ubuntu Waldorf Ikapa looks at how Waldorf Education as part of the worldwide movement deals with the issues of poverty and diversity in South Africa’s Western Cape. The present children of South Africa have not experienced apartheid directly, but their lives are affected by it daily. Waldorf Schools are among many organizations trying to combat the adverse effects of apartheid by promoting equality. Labeled as independent schools, they rely mostly on private funding. Many of the schools don’t select their pupils on whether they can pay their fees but on how much they and their parents may benefit from the supportive education. This film explores the many challenges; Educational, social and financial, faced by the children and the schools within the new South Africa.

After the film, learn more about the  2013 South Africa Study Abroad trip, a collaboration between Women and Gender Studies and the Women's Center!