Ninth Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium, From Colorblindness to White Nationalism: Emerging Racial Formations in the Trump Era. The symposium will take place on Friday March 3rd, 2017 at the California Nanosystems Institute on the UCLA campus.
Please visit our site to register and to find parking and travel information, as well as our program. Note that UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider, and a request for approval of MCLE credit is pending.
Keys to a Successful Dialogue from Dr. Shiv Desai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy, Institute Advisory Board
It is important for participants enrolled in this course to understand the following: In order to explore and engage the various topics explored through this course, it is important to collectively create a safe and supportive environment, one that is amicable yet critical (of ideas that surface in the readings as well as those that surface through discussion). Instead of defending or attacking a belief system, participants should do the following:
- Stop and critically reflect on their points of disagreement
- Consider her/his own position
- Seek to understand the perspective of colleagues
- Pursue empathizing with colleagues
- Validate it as honest
- Ask questions to better understand
- Accept the differences in ideologies and stances
- While remaining open to learning from other perspectives (even if it is not this time but maybe next)
RACE AND PEDAGOGY INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES
We need your help. Currently the Institute is working toward finding ways to fund interdisciplinary courses and programming on race and social justice. We are an all volunteer labor of love and we have no operating funds. Please consider donating to the Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice via our the UNM Foundation Fund.
Also, please email other suggested readings, guidelines for dialogue & videos on race and pedagogy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hooks, B. 2014. Teaching to Transgress. Routledge.
Freire, P. 2000. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Bloomsbury Publishing.
Leonardo, Zeus and Ronald K. Porter. 2010."Pedagogy of fear: Toward a Fanonian theory of ‘safety’ in race dialogue." Race Ethnicity and Education, 13(2): 139-157.
Sue, D. W., Rivera, D. P., Watkins, N. L., Kim, R. H., Kim, S., & Williams, C. D. 2011. Racial dialogues: challenges faculty of color face in the classroom. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(3), 331.
Sue, D. W., Rivera, D. P., Capodilupo, C. M., Lin, A. I., & Torino, G. C. 2010. Racial dialogues and White trainee fears: Implications for education and training. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16(2), 206.
Sue, D.W, Torino, G. C., Capodilupo, C. M., Rivera, D. P., & Lin, A. I. 2009. How White faculty perceive and react to difficult dialogues on race: Implications for education and training. The Counseling Psychologist, 37(8), 1090-1115.
Venner, K. L., & Verney, S. P. 2015. Motivational interviewing: Reduce student reluctance and increase engagement in learning multicultural concepts. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 46(2), 116.
Jason, Kendra and Sarah Nell Epplen. 2016. “Interrogating Ourselves in a Racialized World: Using Personal Experience to Improve Students’ Understanding of Racism.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 2(4): 584-590.
Bailey, Amy Kate. Jason Leiker, Andrew Gutierrez, Eric C. Larson, and Serena Mitchell. 2015. “Memorializing Lynch Victims: Countering Colorblind Ideologies with Experiential Learning.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 1 (3): 454-459.
Strmic-Pawl, Hephzibah. 2015. “More Than a Knapsack: The White Supremacy Flower as a New Model for Teaching Racism.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 1(1:192-197).
Valiente-Neighbours, Jimiliz. 2015. Beyond “Post-Race Paralysis”: Creating Critical Dialogue on Race in the Obama Era. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 1(2): 331-335.
WOMEN & GENDER STUDIES
Weber, Lynn 1990. Fostering positive race, class, and gender dynamics in the classroom. Women's Studies Quarterly, 18(1/2), 126-134.
Many of these videos are available for free on-line on YouTube.com: RACE THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION (2003) - Episode One: The Difference Between Us; Episode Two: The Story We Tell; Episode Three: The House We Live In; RECLAIMING THEIR VOICE: THE FIGHT FOR THE NATIVE AMERICAN VOTE IN NEW MEXICO & BEYOND (2009); BAMBOOZLED (2000); UNNATURAL CAUSES: IS INEQUALITY MAKING US SICK (2008); THE HUMAN FAMILY TREE (2010); MIRRORS OF THE HEART: RACE AND IDENTITY IN BOLIVIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI (1995); THE COLOR OF FEAR (1994); THE GREAT DEBATERS (2007); RACE: ARE WE SO DIFFERENT? A PROJECT OF THE AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (2011); ETHNIC NOTIONS (1986); DR. CAMARA JONES: THE GARDNER’S TALE: LEVELS OF RACISM (2010); DR. CAMARA JONES: ALLEGORIES ON RACE AND RACISM (2010); THE GREAT DEBATERS (2006); PEOPLE LIKE US: SOCIAL CLASS IN AMERICA (2006).