Farah Rahemtula & Sharla Serasanke Falodi
Farah Rahemtula has been teaching within Canada and Internationally for the past 14yrs. She’s trained educators & worked with youth in Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand and across Canada. She’s developed award-winning curriculum and workshops focused on technology, mathematics, and social justice and has won numerous national and local awards. Farah is currently a K-12 Learning Coach with TDSB supporting educators to build their equity and anti-oppression frameworks and pedagogical practices. All while juggling being a mom to two little girls.
Sharla Serasanke Falodi
My Tamil emigrant parents named me Sharla with assimilation in mind; a name easy to pronounce and ambiguous in ethnic roots. My last name honours my partner’s Yoruba Nigerian heritage. Serasanke represents a Carnatic melody. It commemorates my activist grandmother who offered free Arts education to underserved Tamil communities in Jaffna, Sri Lanka for cultural affirmation & preservation. My identities and stories are the bedrock to my work as a critical, political and anti-oppressive educator, learning coach, writer, researcher and scholar.