Abolitionist TLC

Friday, February 16, 2024
Event Time 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT
Location LIB 242
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Abolitionist Teaching (AT) is a non-punitive pedagogy drawn from Black feminist activism and scholarship on carcerality, community, intersectionality, and Black joy in the face of the "educational survival complex" (Bettina L. Love [2023] Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal). 

During the first three weeks of this course, we will consider problems such as absenteeism, achievement gaps, and reform through the Abolitionist Teaching frameworks of mattering, aspirations, and relationality instead. In our final week, we will have a public forum to discuss our findings; and launch a larger discussion about best practices in the use of AT on our campus. 

Facilitated by Dr. Kasturi Ray 


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