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NAACP Albuquerque Civil Rights & Diversity Conference

NAACP

September 8th – 9th, 2017
Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa

3rd Annual NAACP Albuquerque Civil Rights & Diversity Conference. The Conference will include national and local speakers addressing topics on civil and human rights, health disparities, voter education, youth empowerment, law enforcement and corrections, LGBTQ rights, coalition building, mayoral candidate forum and more. See the website

2017 UNM Black Cultural Conference

September 21-23, 2017
UNM Campus

On behalf of all of the staff of African American Student Services, we invite you, your students, and networks to attend our Black Cultural Conference: Mobilizing the Black Millennial Legacy, an event we are hosting on campus from September 21st to September 23rd, 2017.

There will be multiple tracks available for participants to engage in: social justice, leadership, professional development/higher education, and health. The aim of all presentations and discussions is to foster connections, create growth and engender action within black millennial communities.

The keynote speakers, Dr. Cleveland Seller (founder of the Civil Rights-era group, SNCC), and his son Bakari Sellers (CNN analyst and lawyer) are a productive example of how millennials can build on (and expand) the legacies left to them by generations past.

The conference will be full of inspiring, thought-provoking discussion and we hope that you'll be able to join us as an attendee, or participate, if you are so inclined, as a presenter. For more information on the conference, registration fees and proposal requirements, please visit the BCC Website or email afro@unm.edu

See the website, the poster, and the call for proposals.

2018 Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) Annual Conference

The University of New Mexico (UNM) is pleased to host the 2018 Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) Annual Conference
Conference Theme: Land & Knowledge: Indigeneity, Survivance and Healing
Wed. May 30 – Fri. Jun 1, 2018
UNM Dane Smith Hall (DSH)

Call for Papers, & Registration TBA

OPPORTUNITIES

The Institute for the Study of "Race" & Social Justice at UNM is accepting applications for the Race and Social Justice Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate (15-credit & transcripted. Apply anytime; there is a rolling deadline).

***RESOURCES FOR ETHNIC STUDIES: SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT***

http://www.sfusdhumanities.org/ethnic-studies.html

In SFUSD, Ethnic Studies is rooted in the long-standing tradition and hard work of Bay Area educators to develop and teach a more robust historical narrative that ...

Ethnic Studies

In SFUSD, Ethnic Studies is rooted in the long-standing tradition and hard work of Bay Area educators to develop and teach a more robust historical narrative that centers on the perspectives of historically marginalized communities. The Ethnic Studies course is designed to give high school students an introduction to the experiences of ethnic communities that are rarely represented in textbooks. It is also a compelling way to examine race, ethnicity, nationality, and culture in the United States. The course equips students with a critical lens to see the world and their place in it by understanding systems and power at the root of American society and has as a goal to motivate students to actively engage in our democracy. Through the Ethnic Studies course, students are supported to discover and use their own power for the benefit of not only themselves, but also that of their community and society at large.

Click on a button below to access the Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions for each unit.

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Ethnic Studies Suggested Readings

  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Paulo Freire
  • The Revolt of the Cockroach People. Oscar Zeta Acosta
  • Between the World and Me. Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Michelle Alexander
  • Parable of the Sower. Octavia E. Butler
  • A Young People's History of the United States, Volume 1: Columbus to the Spanish-American War. Howard Zinn
  • A Young People's History of the United States, Volume 2: Class Struggle to the War on Terror. Howard Zinn
  • A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America. Ronald Takaki

Latest Resources

The Center for Education Equity and Diversity and Education and Social Justice Program Sanctuary Statement


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:

  1. Stop and critically reflect on their points of disagreement
  2. Consider her/his own position
  3. Seek to understand the perspective of colleagues
  4. Pursue empathizing with colleagues
  5. Validate it as honest
  6. Ask questions to better understand
  7. Accept the differences in ideologies and stances
  8. While remaining open to learning from other perspectives (even if it is not this time but maybe next)

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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: race@unm.edu

AFRICANA

Hooks, B. 2014. Teaching to Transgress. Routledge.

EDUCATION

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.

PSYCHOLOGY

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.

SOCIOLOGY

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.

VIDEO RESOURCES

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)

Application for the Study of "Race" & Social Justice Certificate

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