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Centering Anti-Racism in the Paradigm of Pedagogy

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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Feb 2, 2022   4:00 pm  
Lisa Mercer (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and Terresa Moses (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Ross Wantland
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Centering Anti-Racism in the Paradigm of Pedagogy
Keynote with Racism Untaught Co-Developers Lisa Elzey Mercer and Terresa Moses

Primarily white institutions (PWIs) tend to struggle to foster campus climates that support and retain non-white students through matriculation. One route to addressing this challenge is engaging students in coursework that reorients their thinking around their positionality in the context of race and racism. Problematically, nonwhite faculty are disproportionately charged with teaching these courses, and students (as well as other faculty) begin to associate research and teaching about racial justice entirely with nonwhite faculty. We will be discussing ways in which faculty can support an anti-racist classroom environment that will begin a sea-change at PWIs – showing the necessity and priority of anti-racism across all faculty’s pedagogical approaches.

Part of the Campus Culture and Belonging Series.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email Linden Reid at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

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