Uprooting Epistemicide: Exploring Theories of Decoloniality and Liberation in Social Work Inquiry Brown Bag Seminar and Discussion Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 Time: 12:15pm- 1:45pm Location: 3E14A RSVP by 12/2 to firstname.lastname@example.org Join PhD Student, Shawna Murray-Browne as she shares insights from her semester long theory-focused, independent study with her fellow PhD cohort members. With the guidance of Wendy Shaia, Ed.D., Shawna began her course gaining clarity around the function, relevance and quality of a given theory and the way it impacts the execution of sound research. At this Brown-Bag style seminar, she will share her exploration of ontology and epistemology as well as concepts of decoloniality and liberation from an interdisciplinary prism. Insight regarding her interrogation of select theories will be shared, and the extent to which they uphold liberatory interests. By the end of the seminar, you will hear her recommendations for critiquing a theory; one that preserves all ways of knowing.