Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism
All faculty are invited to meet the authors of the book and learn some of the pedagogic approaches they explore.
Date & Time:
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Seating is limited. ASC 340 (Hearth Room)
St. Thomas is committed to developing morally responsible citizens who work all for the common good. In a racially fractured world permeated by unchallenged white supremacy, part of that project must focus on helping students (and colleagues) unmask and challenge racism. In 2017-18 seven St. Thomas faculty collaborated on a book exploring how to teach about race and racism in mostly white institutions. On November 20th Jossey-Bass/Wiley will publish that book - Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism - featuring chapters written by (in alphabetical order) by Stephen Brookfield, Consuelo Cavalieri, Bryanna French, Mike Klein, Lucia Pawlowksi, Salina Renninger, and Buffy Smith.
All the authors contributing to the book have activist hearts that impel them to view their classrooms as anti-racist laboratories, spaces in which to raise students’ awareness of the pervasive dynamics of racism and to prepare them for action. So this is not a book of analysis (though there certainly is analysis in here) but a book of action. It is stuffed full of activities, techniques, exercises and tools all designed to help teachers in their project of teaching about race and racism.
Come and meet the authors of the book to celebrate its publication and learn some of the pedagogic approaches they explore. There will be a panel discussion with the authors starting at 3:00 p.m.