Type: Public event

Farah Mahesri on decolonizing development

Racial Justice in Practice workshop series


Farah Mahesri

Date & time

Feb 17, 2023, 1:00-4:00 pm EST


Weill Hall (Paul and Nancy O'Neill Classroom)
735 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Center for Racial Justice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy invites you to join us for our Racial Justice in Practice workshop series. 

In this interactive 3-hour session, we will collectively explore what a decolonized space or a decolonized approach for global development actually looks like. How can we structure our organizations and our programs to draw to center more liberatory practices and help us radically re-imagine global development? This workshop will explore and use decolonizing tools including history and power analysis and values-centered design for the design and implementation of global development programs; as well as the exploration of policies and frameworks underpinning the global development system. Through this workshop, participants will: (1) Explore concepts of power, imperialism and development; (2) Learn and apply history and power analysis tools; (3) Consider alternatives that center liberatory practices.

About the speaker

As the co-author for the 2018 State of Diversity in Global Social Impact report, Ms. Farah Mahesri is both an experienced international development expert with more than 15 years of experience in global development and DE&I expert with nearly 10 years of working on DEI-type initiatives using liberatory frameworks to unlock transformative potential and impact. She has experience conducting organizational development work both as internal staff for an organization and as an external consultant. You can see more about her work at www.fnmadvising.com.

RSVP here to attend and for more information on the workshop and facilitator!

Have any questions?