Interdisciplinary Forum, during Social Science lecture, 11:15-12:05, using the Soc Sci Zoom
Dr. Emily Bernard’s lecture addresses the issue of “teaching race” in the classroom. The concept of race shows up in our courses in a variety of ways: as a topic of historical and sociological study; as a part of the contemporary, real world contexts to which we apply the ideas and theories we are learning in class; and as a part of the identities and lived experiences of our faculty and students. As many of you have noted in your assignments and comments, recent events and movements such as Black Lives Matter have increased public conversations about race and highlighted long-standing racial issues that linger in our societies.
In preparation for the second in our series of Team Forums, please attend Dr. Bernard’s Thursday evening lecture (for those who absolutely cannot make the lecture, please ask one or more of your classmates to share with you their notes or impressions of the lecture, and take some time to familiarize yourself with Dr. Bernard’s work here). Then post either:
- An insight you drew from Dr. Bernard’s lecture concerning how we deal with race in the classroom.
- A thought or suggestion inspired by Bernard’s lecture for how we might shift or change our approach to race in our courses or class discussions.
- A question you’d like the Team D faculty to address during the forum
We will be reading your posts the morning of the Team Forum, so to aim to submit yours by 6am, Friday, Mar 12.