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Institute for the Study of "Race" and Social Justice

Job Posting

Is this your classroom?Assistant Professor, Sociology Department

Specialization: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
The Department of Sociology at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of race and/or ethnicity at the assistant professor level to begin August 2018. You will teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the sociology of race and/or ethnicity, supervise students on masters and doctoral committees on race and/or ethnicity, and contribute to core, required undergraduate and graduate courses. Best consideration Oct. 1, 2017

28th ANNUAL WILEY A. BRANTON AWARDS DINNER & ISSUES SYMPOSIUM - PART I

Wiley Branton Symposium"Technology's Impact on Advancing Civil Rights, Social Justice and the Practice of Law"
October 5 - 8, 2017
University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, NM

28th ANNUAL WILEY A. BRANTON AWARDS LUNCHEON & ISSUES SYMPOSIUM - PART II

"The Impact of Gun Violence on the African-American Community: A Criminal Justice & Public Health Perspective"
November 9-11, 2017
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
Charleston, SC

*INVITATION*

INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF “RACE” & SOCIAL JUSTICE

EVERYONE IS ALWAYS WELCOME!

Location: Social Sciences Bldg. Rm. 1061, Sociology Commons

(SSCO 1061, Bldg #78, UNM Main Campus)

RACE AND PEDAGOGY MEETINGS

(Food provided; microwave available; agenda forthcoming)

Wed. 9/27 11-1:30pm

11-12pm, *Info session and Potluck for Race & Social Justice Grad Certificate Students (Prospective and Current Students)  Certificate Advisor: Dr. Ricky Lee Allen; Certificate Staff Coordinator: Shoshana Handel

12-1:30pm, *Topic: Cultivating Deep Learning through Transformative and Authentic Dialogues on Race: Sharing Interdisciplinary Insights and Pedagogical Approaches.

Wed. 10/25, 12-1:30pm 

*Race and Social Justice Praxis: Implications for Pedagogy; Joint Meeting with UNM HSC Collaborative for Hispano/Latino Health Equity (CHLHE): Guests: Francisco Ronquillo and Brenda Pereda, MD

Wed. 11/29, 12-1:30pm 

*Topic TBA

NM STATEWIDE RACE, GENDER CLASS DATA POLICY CONSORTIUM

(Bring your own lunch; microwave available for heating food)

Wed. 9/20, 12-1pm, *Guest: Rosa Cervantes, Director, El Centro de la Raza Topic: Understanding the Latinx student community at UNM

Wed. 11/15, 12-1pm, *Topic: TBA

American College of Physicians Position Statement on Recognizing Hate Crimes as a Public Health Issue

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 Student Union Building (SUB)

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).

State of Hispanic Race and Ethnicity

November 9, 2017
University of Maryland

State of Hispanic Race and Ethnicity conference

***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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See the Ethnic Studies Course Overview

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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

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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Contact Us

Institute for the Study of "Race" and Social Justice
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