Blumer Room - 402 Social Sciences Building
Feb. 13th: SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM! WORKSHOP ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE CLASSROOM presented by Sociology Graduate Student Michel Estefan. 3:30-5 pm, 420 Barrows
As part of his work with the Center For Teaching and Learning, Michel has developed a workshop on diversity and inclusion in the classroom that he has run in several departments across campus. Please join us for this important conversation!
Workshops on diversity and inclusion are everywhere-corporations, police departments, hospitals, and universities. But people often find them a waste of time. Those in attendance are presented with unrealistic hypothetical scenarios in which the morally appropriate answer or solution is obvious–"don't use racist terms"–unhelpful in practice–“respect everyone”–or alienating–“you can't really speak to that.” I take a different approach in this workshop. Using nuanced case studies based on real events I organize a conversation about the challenges involved in building an inclusive classroom and draw on research from various fields to present a series of practical tools and guidelines to help you make sure students in your class have equal access to education.