Widely-cited histories of Open education typically situate Open as a movement that starts with technology and education innovators of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. These Open histories ignore broader histories of education movements as led by BIPOC people seeking equitable and just access to education. While it is important to acknowledge the technological and legal-social innovation of Open frameworks like the 5 R’s or tools like Creative Commons License, erasing previous histories of Open activism in education reproduces tired erasures that are common in BIPOC histories. This presentation will trace how many of the philosophical and practical foundations of Open are demonstrated by earlier education activists and innovators, particularly BIPOC educators fighting for quality and equitable representation in schools, and in the thought, praxis, and activism of Women of Color feminists, especially Black and Brown Women of Color.
Marco Seiferle-Valencia is a Brown, disabled, transman attempting to survive and thrive in academia. He is the Open Education Librarian at the University of Idaho and a co-creator of the Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective. Marco graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a master of Science in Information Science, with a focus on Community Informatics, or information for social good.
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