Name of Engagement

Antiracism and Social Justice Education Sessions for Faculty and Staff co-Hosted by JMU Center for Civic Engagement

Description

A wide range of disciplines and programs at JMU address the historic and ongoing manifestations of racial inequality and injustice in higher education and society. Antiracism and social justice education can equip students with knowledge and skills to analyze, understand and intervene in systems of oppression in order to create a more equitable and just society and democracy.

All JMU faculty and staff are invited to participate in a workshop to incorporate antiracism and social justice pedagogy into courses across disciplines and in programming. Participants will hear from JMU faculty and staff experts about antiracism and social justice education, with specific examples and ideas of resources, content, scholarship, learning objectives, assignments and syllabi statements. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about and collectively reflect on strategies for employing an antiracist and social justice pedagogy in their course design, classroom practice and/or programming.

Learning outcomes:

  • Developing a better understanding of the theory, structure, and the practice of racism and power relations in academic disciplines and institutions;
  • Developing skills for antiracist and social justice methodologies in the classroom and in programming;
  • Developing self-awareness of social locations and knowledge production;
  • Fostering student agency by validating and acknowledging everyday experiences;
  • Equipping students with antiracist and social justice language and discussion skills;
  • Creating a more inclusive classroom, campus and building a sense of community.

Participants must register to attend.

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Staff

Scope

JMU Campus Scope

Date

July 14, 2020

Frequency

One Time Only

Existing Center/Institute/Program

yes

Begin Date

7-14-2020

End Date

7-22-2020

Areas of Engagement

Civic Engagement

Format

Program, Event

On/Off campus

On campus

Academic Level of Engagement

Department

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