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Readings about race: Exploring race in the college classroom

When: January 25, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Presenter(s): Jessie Daniels (Sociology), Kirsten Grant (Chemistry), Stephanie Margolin (Library)


Activist scholars have taken to social media to collaborate and create antiracist pedagogy. The Charleston Syllabus is one example of a crowd-sourced syllabus, which began as a hashtag in response to the racially motivated murder of nine people in Charleston, SC in 2015. That hashtag generated a new edited volume, The Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism and Racial Violence, a compilation of excerpts from many of the Charleston Syllabus readings.

This January, join us for a 4-part, weekly Teaching Scholarship Circle (TSC) where we will read and discuss selections, considering how this literature might be used in our classrooms and its relevance for us and our students. We will also discuss how this new form of scholarship (from hashtag to syllabus to edited volume) might inform our teaching. We hope this TSC will build on the ideas of last January’s TSC, which focused on applying critical race theory in the college classroom. Our goal in this continued discussion is to foster cross-discipline (and cross-campus) collaboration and activist pedagogy that critically engages issues of race and racism.

This session will meet on Wednesdays in January, from 2-4 pm in the library. Readings will be from the volume itself (provided) as well as from the Hunter College Libraries. Participants should plan to attend all 4 sessions: January 4, January 11, January 18 and January 25.

Please RSVP here.

We will email RSVPs with final details.

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