Starting in 2019-2020 as a means to foster meaningful dialogue about the role of race and equality in the School of Education, the faculty and staff come together to read and discuss important texts engaging with deep considerations of social justice. All SOE faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to join. Contact Deb Brown at [email protected] for a copy of the current semester's book.
Spring 2020: We Want to do More Than Survive by Bettina Love
Fall 2020: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Spring 2021: How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibrahim X. Kendi
Fall 2021: Black Fatigue by Mary-Frances Winters
Spring 2022: Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope by bell hooks
Fall 2022: a fiction read! title TBD
A committee of faculty have met together to begin a collaborative process of recognizing, building, and sharing values of equity and inclusion in their syllabi. The process of “decolonizing” included interrogating the concept, considering the impact, and addressing a specific need highlighted through consideration of student experience. The committee invites instructors to hear about the journey so far and join in the collaborative effort to intentionally attend to the experiences in our classes.