Grounding Critical Educators' Lives on Solidarity, Community and Friendship

Alica Z., Tezgiden Cakcak S. Y.

in: Critical Pedagogy and the Covid-19 Pandemic Keeping Communities Together in Times of Crisis, Fatma Mızıkacı,Eda Ata, Editor, Bloomsbury Press, London, pp.205-214, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
  • City: London
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-214
  • Editors: Fatma Mızıkacı,Eda Ata, Editor
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This chapter tells the story of how two critical educators ground their daily lives on solidarity networks they build with their colleagues and students. Authors describe their personal and professional experience and challenges during the pandemic and how they survive rough times with the support of their now digital communities. Believing in the possibility of transformation even in difficult times, they think (re)building relationships, community, and solidarity through digital networks such as Global Thursday Talks is a cure for despair and alienation for it maintains nurturing dimensions of international cooperation, respectful relationship building, all toward preserving our democratic public education spaces in these difficult times and circumstances.