Classroom Conversations on Race: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Panelists: Carissa Froyum (Sociology), Abbylynn Helgevold (Philosophy & World Religions), Gaetane Jean-Marie (Dean, College of Education), Ana Kogl (Political Science)

Hear a panel of your colleagues share perspectives on navigating difficult conversations about race in UNI classrooms and other learning spaces. Fresh on our minds are 1) the recent decision at the University of Iowa to cancel a workshop focused on white privilege, 2) a dispute at Augsburg College over the use of the n-word in class and 3) transparency concerns at UNI related to the hosting of rap artist Waka Flocka.

These stories are not isolated, and these issues are very present in our daily lives in higher ed. How can UNI teachers, in classrooms and meetings, best address the discomfort, missteps and strong feelings that attend conversations about race? How can we help frame the dialogue with sensitivity, and as an opportunity to move forward in productive ways?

An additional panel on this topic will take place on Wednesday, April 3. Watch for more information in the April CETL calendar.

Elm Room, MAU
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Susan Hill