Majd from Beirut: Knowledge Equity Calendar

Map of Majd’s grandparents’ village Lubya in Palestines, ~1940s, from palopenmaps.org. Survey of Palestine (a British Mandate institution), Map of Lubya, Palestine, 1 to 20,000, 1940s, marked as public domain

December 12

To me, I think “knowledge equity” means that we apply the principles of democracy and self-determination to the landscape of knowledge production and dissemination. This translates to a lot of things in practice: it is about actively including voices that have historically been silenced; it is about making sure that the ways in which they understand the world are a core part of the way that we design our repositories of knowledge. It means that institutions that claim that knowledge equity is a part of their mission actually provide ecosystems located in our countries for us where we can work, think, and produce.

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