Anti-Racism in The Classroom: A Discussion

Oct. 23

3:30–5:00 pm
Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture Community Room 105
5733 S. University Ave.

The Race and Pedagogy Working Group at the University of Chicago is a graduate student-led community of teachers and scholars committed to promoting racial justice in higher education. Join the Working Group for a discussion on pedagogical practices that promote anti-racism in the classroom.

For university and college teachers, race and pedagogy can intersect in a variety of ways: by virtue of teaching in multiracial classrooms; through our teaching practices; through the subject matter we teach and the curricular decisions we make; and through the structures and dynamics of the institutions in which we teach. We hope that by holding discussions and workshops on pedagogical practice as it pertains to race, we will help come towards a shared understanding of best practices for creating a more inclusive learning environment.

Short readings such as selections from Victoria S. Haviland’s Things Get Glossed Over: Rearticulating the Silencing Power of Whiteness in Education and Ibram X. Kendi's How to be an Antiracist will be circulated ahead of time for this discussion. If you would like to participate, please RSVP via GradGargoyle. This discussion will be especially helpful to graduate student instructors, faculty, and educators looking to address these dynamics in a classroom setting.

This event is sponsored by the Chicago Center for Teaching; the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; and UChicagoGRAD.