Race and Pedagogy VI: A Discussion of Readings

Race and Pedagogy VI: A Discussion of Readings
Thursday, March 25, 2021
12:15-1:30 PM EST
via Zoom

Join in reflection and dialogue about addressing race and racism at a predominantly white institution. Concurrent conversations will center on readings about race and its intersections with the classroom and campus environment. If time allows, a large group debriefing at the end of the session will allow each group to share strategies developed from their respective reading and the discussion.

Choose one of the three readings below, and then register for the session.

  • "Forming Classroom Communities to Help Students Embrace Discomfort" facilitated by Christina Frasher (CTE and Counseling). This selection by Buffy Smith is from Stephen Brookfield's Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism.
  • "The Possessive Investment in Whiteness" facilitated by Emad Mirmotahiri (English). This selection is from George Lipsitz's The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics
  • "Building an Equity-Minded Campus Culture" facilitated by Erin Rentschler (CTE). This selection is from Tia Brown McNair, Estela Mara Bensimon, Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux's From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education

Registered participants will be invited to a shared Box folder with PDFs of the selected readings. Zoom invitations will be sent a few days prior to the session.

This event is part of the Day for Learning and Speaking Out. Read more.