CTE Inclusion & Diversity Workshop: Queer, Feminist, and Critical Race Theory in the Classroom

When: Thursday, February 27, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Marie Mount : 1310
Event Type(s): Diversity

Dr. Mark Brimhall-Vargas and Dr. Beth Douthirt-Cohen from the Office of Diversity & Inclusion will discuss how queer, feminist, and critical race theories can be translated into the university classroom, with particular attention to pedagogy and curriculum. These theories are explicitly about exposing and addressing systems of oppression, and therefore, offer a rich lens through which to think about ourselves as instructors and how we can better serve our students. Participants will engage with specific concepts such as intersectionality, strategic essentialism, counter story-telling, microaggressions, borderland identities, structure/agency, "benevolent" prejudice, and hierarchies of power/knowledge, among others. The focus will be on a basic understanding of some of the critical concepts and how they commonly are ignored or play out in the classroom. No background in these theories necessary for this workshop.

Please RSVP here: goo.gl/TbBI9O

Website: http://blog.umd.edu/cteinclusion/

For more information, contact:
Michael Koliska
+1 301 405 2399




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