Antiracism Pedagogy & Equity-Based Learning Winter Institute

The purpose of education, finally, is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for himself, to make his own decisions… What societies really, ideally, want is a citizenry which will simply obey the rules of society. If a society succeeds in this, that society is about to perish. The obligation of anyone who thinks of himself as responsible is to examine society and try to change and fight it – at no matter what risk. This is the only hope that society has. This is the only way societies change.
James Baldwin, “A Talk to Teachers,” 1963

Playlist: Day 1 of 2, Antiracism Pedagogy & Equity Based Learning Winter Institute

Event Description

Since 2018, the CDF program has supported instructors in developing creative design assignments, assignments that are intentionally built to support faculty and students in ways that are adaptive, equity-oriented, and foster antiracism. In the CDF Winter Institute participants developed actionable strategies that build antiracist and equity-based education.

In conversation with CDF faculty, staff, and students, the Winter Institute discussed how within the current condition of remote instruction and the devastating effects of the pandemic, we can intentionally structure the classroom, its subject content, relationship dynamics, communication formats, and approaches to assignment design, to mobilize the classroom as a place of antiracism learning?

Over two half-day workshops, the CDF Institute covered how to:

  • Engage with the principles of antiracism pedagogy through community-building practices and activities.

  • Prepare to implement antiracism pedagogies into your course by workshopping four interventions: syllabus design; course design; assessment practices; and student resources.

This page summarizes the discussions and resources discussed throughout the workshops, hosted in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning, American Cultures, and Creative Discovery Fellows Program.